Sindh govt gears up for lockdown as nationwide coronavirus count crosses 600
PESHAWAR / KARACHI / ISLAMABAD / QUETTA: The new corona virus, which appeared in the central Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December 2019, has spread to all continents with the exception of Antarctica. A respiratory infection caused by a mysterious infection COVID-19 has claimed the lives of thousands of people and disgusted tens of thousands of others around the world.
Although the deadly infection was controlled by the Chinese government in Wuhan, the virus has spread to other places, particularly in Europe and the United States, when the World Health Organization declared Europe the new epicenter of the viral disease.
Pakistan remained intact from the virus until February 26, despite its proximity to China, when a young man from Karachi delivered a positive result for a new corona virus. A man in his twenties returned from Iran, which is also one of the hardest hit countries.
After a short pause after the first case, cases of COVID-19 increased sharply as more and more pilgrims returning from Iran achieved a positive result despite being quarantined at the Pakistan-Iran border crossing for 14 days in Taftan Balochistan.
Pakistan confirmed the third victim died of the virus on Friday, two days after two men – both pilgrims from Iran and Saudi Arabia – died from a coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The third victim – survival of septagenagenic cancer – was confirmed in Karachi.
The nationwide number of patients with COVID-19 has exceeded 600 with 357 cases in Sindh; 104 in Baluchistan; over 100 in Punjab; 27 in KP; 25 in Gilgit-Baltistan; five in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As the situation remains unstable, the statistics change quickly and we update them accordingly.