Situation Report: Pakistan Adds Record 1,764 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 27,474 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of 9:30am, May 9, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 27,474

  • Sindh: 9,691
  • Punjab: 10,471
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 4,327
  • Balochistan: 1,876
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 609
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 421
  • AJK: 79

Deaths: 622

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 221
  • Sindh: 176
  • Balochistan: 24
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
  • Punjab: 194
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 4

Officials have recorded more than 3.86 million cases and more than 268,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

Islamabad, Confirmed cases in Pakistan climb to 27,000

Confirmed cases in the country jumped to 27,474 after new cases were recorded around the country.

According to the national dashboard, 438 new cases were detected in Punjab, 151 new cases in Balochistan, 51 cases in Islamabad, 27 in Gilgit Baltistan and one new case in Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours.

PM Imran stresses upon out-of-box solutions to deal with COVID-19 challenges

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed upon the need for out-of-box solutions to meet the present-day economic challenges in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

He made the remarks while was chairing a meeting to review the economic situation and future outlook of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 situation.

Appreciating the performance of various economic indicators during the last nine months, the prime minister appreciated the finance ministry’s efforts to ensure financial discipline and provision of relief during the COVID-19 situation.

He emphasised that greater attention should be paid to supporting small and medium sector enterprises and the agriculture sector enabling them to create greater job opportunities for the people.

Sindh govt to obtain clearance list from Centre for businesses allowed to operate starting Monday

Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani, in a late night press briefing, has said that a list of businesses will be prepared on Saturday and sent to the Centre seeking approval for their resumption on Monday.

He said that the National Coordination Committee had decided that shopping malls, large markets and departmental stores will remain closed.

“In the first phase of the eased lockdown, businesses attributed to the grey structure of construction work had been permitted to resume operations.

“In the second phase, other businesses related to construction have been allowed to resume work,” said the minister.

He said that the list will clearly outline which businesses are considered big and which are considered small, said Ghani, adding that it will be sent to the Centre for input. “We will try to finalise a few things in the next two days.”

Ateeq Mir, a traders’ representative said that the Sindh government had “agreed to a reopening of malls”.

“A list of which businesses will ultimately be allowed to open will be sent to the Sindh government [by the Centre],” he said.

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