Coronavirus: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumps to 9,216, recovery rate rose to 2,066

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 9,216 on Tuesday 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: 9,216
• Sindh: 2,764
• Punjab: 4,195
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,276
• Balochistan: 465
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 185
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 281
• AJK: 50
Deaths:192
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 74
• Sindh: 61
• Balochistan: 6
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 45
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 3
Officials have recorded more than 2.46 million cases and more than 169,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Geneva — WHO says coronavirus very likely of animal origin, no sign of lab manipulation
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that all available evidence suggests that the novel coronavirus originated in bats in China late last year and it was not manipulated or constructed in a laboratory.
US President Donald Trump said last week that his government was trying to determine whether the virus emanated from a lab in Wuhan in central China.
Lahore, Pakistan —IGP Punjab chairs session on security, coronavirus measures in Ramazan
IGP Punjab Shoaib Dastagir chaired a session via video link on measures against coronavirus and security situation during Ramazan.
He said that more than 70,000 police personnel will perform duties, adding that people need to ensure the SOPs under the government while performing prayers.
Singapore — Partial lockdown extendeduntil June 1 as infections surge
Singapore will extend a partial lockdown until June 1 to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the city-state, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday.
The measures, which include the closures of most workplaces and schools and are called a “circuit breaker” by authorities, were initially set to run until May 4.
The city-state reported 1,111 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing total infections to 9,125, after a record daily jump of 1,426 cases on Monday.
Beijing, China — Chinese corporation donates ventilators and PPEs to Pakistan
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi said that China has donated ventilators and PPEs worth RMB 10 million to Pakistan.
The supplies, which come as a part of Chinese assistance to Pakistan against coronavirus crisis, will be delivered through three flights.

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