On Sunday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced the third death of the province’s latest coronavirus and places COVID-19 deaths on the fourth place in the country.
A woman that has tested positive for the virus has passed away on Saturday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the K-P Government’s Spreadspeaker Ajmal Wazir said. She had come back from Iran recently.
Wazir said that 31 and 179 reported cases of COVID 19 had been confirmed by the province.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients has jumped to 646 with 292 cases in Sindh; 104 in Balochistan; over 152 in Punjab; 55 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 11 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The provincial government previously announced a lockdown and shut down all markets, shopping malls and restaurants from Sunday 9:00am to March 24 owing to escalation in the transmission of COVID-19. The government has also barred restaurants and eateries from takeaways, only allowing home delivery services.
It may be mentioned here that public gatherings and private ceremonies in houses and closed compounds are also banned while educational institutions remain closed.
The K-P government also suspended inter-district public transport for seven days with effect from 9:00am on March 23.
Wazir urged the citizens to cooperate with the government by limiting social interactions and avoid gatherings.