Updates: Covid-19 and Pakistan

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 12,723 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total confirmed cases: 12,723

  • Sindh: 4,232
  • Punjab: 5,378
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,793
  • Balochistan: 722
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 235
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 308
  • AJK: 55

Deaths: 269

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 93
  • Sindh: 78
  • Balochistan: 11
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
  • Punjab: 81
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 3

Officials have recorded more than 2.8 million cases and 196,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

A meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre under the chairmanship of Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar is reviewing the implementation of Ramadan guidelines, SME package, health situation and data integration.

Umar said the provinces may be asked to give feedback on compliance by people on Ramadan guidelines tomorrow.

Interior Minister Ijaz Shah who is also in attendance said population in urban areas needs to be continuously educated to follow the guidelines and not operate business as usual during Ramadan.

He added that the political leadership, particularly at the district and union council level, had the most important role in educating masses about public safety and well-being.

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