COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumps to 20,603, recovery rate rose to 5,590

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 20,603 on Monday 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: 20,603
• Sindh: 7,882
• Punjab: 7,524
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 3,129
• Balochistan: 1,218
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 415
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 364
• AJK: 71
Deaths: 462
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 180
• Sindh: 137
• Balochistan: 21
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 124
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 4
Officials have recorded more than 3.5 million cases and more than 245,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Sindh govt not allowing Tiger Force to become operational in province: Senator Javed
PTI’s Senator Faisal Javed has said that the Sindh government is not allowing the Tiger Force to operate in the province.
Javed, stated that the federal government and the Tiger Force is ready but the provincial government is not ready.
“Tiger Force ill go into those areas where the PPP leaders do not go,” said senator Javed.
Sindh govt saying the things that world is saying: Nasir Shah
Sindhi Information Minister has stated that the provincial government was saying those things that the whole world was talking about.
“We want to save the lives of our people,” said Shah and asked if the lockdown was only Sindh. He added that minister Asad Umar had stated that decided to extend the lockdown till May 9.
“All this is being done to discredit the Sindh Government,” said the minister.
40 more stranded Pakistanis return home
Another group of 40 stranded Pakistanis were repatriated to Pakistan via a Sri Lankan Airlines flight, announced the Pakistani mission in Colombo.
According to a press release, Second Secretary Ayesha Abubakar Fahad was with the departing Pakistanis at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.
The Pakistan High Commission in coordination with Sri Lankan authorities had already repatriated 50 Stranded Pakistanis on April 28.

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