The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 22,550 on Wednesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases are as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 22,550
• Sindh: 8,189
• Punjab: 8,420
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 3,499
• Balochistan: 1,495
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 485
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 386
• AJK: 76
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 194
• Sindh: 157
• Balochistan: 21
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 156
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 4
Officials have recorded more than 3.68 million cases and more than 256,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Balochistan government to extend lockdown for two more weeks
The home and ancestral issues division of the commonplace government informed that the lockdown that was to end on May 5 would proceed till 12noon on May 19.
The Balochistan government’s move drew energy about Pakistan Peoples Party director Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, whose gathering rules in neighboring Sindh. He embraced the view that the “main compelling resistance against coronavirus has demonstrated to be detachment, social separating and lockdown”.
The official notice kept up that there were adequate grounds to continue under Section 144 of the criminal method code that had been forced in the region since March 20 and had been reached out as a prompt preventive and quick solution for guarantee open wellbeing, save lives and keep up harmony and serenity in Balochistan.
Two doctors test positive for coronavirus at NICH
Two specialists working at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Wednesday were tried positive for the coronavirus.
As indicated by Dr Mehboob Ali Noonari of the Young Doctors’ Association (YDA), the two tainted specialists and the staff working with them have been isolate.
The crisis of the NICH was shut for an hour to sterilize the premises after identification of two cases, Dr Noonari said.
It is appropriate to make reference to here that the quantity of wellbeing experts contracted coronavirus arrived at 509 in Pakistan as 10 additional specialists tried positive for the infection.
The nation is seeing a reliable increment in coronavirus cases while the wellbeing experts taking a shot at bleeding edge are additionally falling prey to the pandemic.