COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumps to 12,227, recovery rate rose to 2,755

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 12,227 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 12,227
• Sindh: 4,232
• Punjab: 5,046
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,708
• Balochistan: 656
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 223
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 307
• AJK: 55
Deaths: 256
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 89
• Sindh: 78
• Balochistan: 8
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 73
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 3
Officials have recorded more than 2.8 million cases and 196,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
CM KP’s assistant tests positive for virus
Assistant to KP chief minister for local government Kamran Bangash has tested positive for coronavirus, the provincial health minister tweeted on Saturday.
“It is sorrowful news about the corona test resulting positive for Kamran Bangash. May Allah give him the strength to beat the virus. We are all praying for him. It can’t be emphasized enough that it is absolutely necessary for everyone to observe social distancing,” CM Mahmood Khan said.
30 telemedicine centres providing health services in province: Punjab governor
Punjab Governor Punjab Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar has said thirty telemedicine centres are providing health services in the province.
“10,000 doctors are providing health services to people on these telemedicine centres,” he told reporters.
The governor added 3,000 PPE kits have been allocated for doctors of Multan division.
Decision to resume train services to be taken on May 10: railways minister
Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed says the decision to resume train operations in the country will be taken on May 10.
“If the lockdown is lifted earlier the train service will start within 24 hours,” he said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
He added, fifteen trains have been reserved for booking fifty per cent passengers.
“Disinfection gates are being manufactured in railways workshop by railways engineers,” he added.

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