The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 5,038 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases is as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 5,038
• Sindh: 1,318
• Punjab: 2,425
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 697
• Balochistan: 228
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 119
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 216
• AJK: 35
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 31
• Sindh: 28
• Balochistan: 2
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 21
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 1
Officials have recorded more than 1.7 million cases and as many as 108,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
PM Imran wishes Christian community on Easter
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday felicitated members of the Christian community on their religious festival of Easter.
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PM Imran took to Twitter to wish Pakistan’s Christians a happy Easter. In a message on the occasion, the prime minister appealed to them to stay safe and keep your families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
130 ventilators available in DHQs across Punjab
A report submitted by the Punjab government to the Supreme Court showed that there are 130 ventilators in district headquarter hospitals across the province.
In a report submitted to the court on the suo motu notice taken by the apex court, the provincial government also stated that 100 more ventilators will arrive in the province on April 11.
The provincial government also stated that the province has seven laboratories that can carry out 3,100 tests per day.
755 pilgrims recovered from coronavirus
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday announced that that 755 pilgrims at the Dera Ghazi Khan quarantine centre have recovered from coronavirus and shifted to their homes.
Read more: 755 pilgrims recovered from coronavirus shifted to homes
The pilgrims including women and the children were permitted to leave for their homes after getting clearance from the health officials.
Nationwide tally of recovered patients rises to 846
The nationwide tally of recovered patients rose to 846 after six new recoveries were reported by Balochistan.
#بلوچستان میں #کورونا کے مزید 6 مریض مکمل صحتیاب ہوگئے۔کل صحتیاب ہونے والے مریضوں کی تعداد 119 ہوگئی۔113 مریض شیخ ذید ہسپتال ، 5 نوکنڈی اور 1 خانگی آئسولیش میں صحتیاب۔#الحمداللهبلوچستان میں صحتیابی کا تناسب 55 فیصد ہوگیا۔#CoronaFreePakistan
— Liaquat Shahwani (@LiaquatShahwani) April 12, 2020
Tiger force formulated in NA 156, 157: Shah Mahmood
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stated that tiger force has been formed at the union council and ward level in Multan’s NA-156 and NA-157.
“Right now, the verification process of the volunteers is ongoing,” said Qureshi. He added that the cash disbursement distributed under the Ehsaas Programme is being done without any politics.