COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumps to 16,117, recovery rate rose to 4,105


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 16,117 on Thursday 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: 16,117
• Sindh: 6,053

• Punjab: 6,061

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 2,313

• Balochistan: 978

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 313

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 333

• AJK: 66

Deaths: 358

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 122

• Sindh: 112

• Balochistan: 14

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3

• Punjab: 103

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 4

Officials have recorded more than 3.19 million cases and 226,880 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

Officer who met Sindh governor tests positive for virus

An officer who met Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has tested positive for the virus, Matiari’s district health officer (DHO) said.

“Assistant Commissioner New Saeedabad Ammar Rizvi has tested positive for the virus,” the DHO said.

The DHO said Rizvi had gone for a test two days ago after he had complained of fever, cough and flu.

Tiger Force to become operational from next week in Punjab, KP: Usman Dar

Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said the Corona Tiger Force will become operational from next week in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“Those that are part of the Tiger Force will be given protective gear while dispensing their duties” Dar told a press conference.

He added that the Tiger Force will also help in ensuring SOPs are being followed in mosques and will also work with utility store owners during rush hours.

Islamabad: Opposition calls for Senate session

The opposition has called for a session of the Senate stating that parliament has become idle amid the coronavirus lockdown.

“If a meeting of 50 to 60 cabinet members can be convened, then why can’t a Senate session be summoned,” the opposition members demanded while attending a virtual meeting with Deputy Senate Chairman Saleem Madilwala in the chair.


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