COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumped to 42,125, recovery rate rose to 11,922

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 42,125 on Monday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 42,125
• Sindh: 16,377
• Punjab: 15,346
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 6,061
• Balochistan: 2,692
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 997
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 540
• AJK: 112
Deaths: 903
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 318
• Sindh: 277
• Balochistan: 36
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 4
• Punjab: 260
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 7
• AJK: 1
Officials have recorded more than 4.7 million cases and more than 312,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Booking for train tickets to begin at 12am today
A spokesperson for the railway ministry said booking for train tickets would begin from 12am today and that after 60% of the total capacity is reached the booking will be closed.
40% of the space in the train should be left vacant in order to maintain social distancing, the spokesperson added.
Sindh to allow shops to operate till 5pm
Education Minister Sindh Saeed Ghani said that shops will be allowed to operate till 5pm.
Ghani said: “I hope that the Supreme Court of Pakistan will not take a decision that will leave the people at the mercy of the virus.”
He said that Sindh would follow the directives of the apex court in regard to easing the lockdown.
Punjab revokes decision to impose strict lockdown for three days
Punjab government revoked the decision to impose a strict lockdown in the province for three days — Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays — in a meeting chaired by provincial minister for law Raja Basharat.
The meeting decided that implementation of SOPs will be ensured and that the shops would open from 8am-5pm.

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