Live Updates: COVID-19 Reaches 29465 Patients in Pakistan

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 29,465 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total confirmed cases: 29,465

  • Sindh: 10,771
  • Punjab: 11,093
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 4,509
  • Balochistan: 1,935
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 641
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 430
  • AJK: 86

Deaths: 639

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 234
  • Sindh: 180
  • Balochistan: 24
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 4
  • Punjab: 192
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 5

Officials have recorded more than 4 million cases and more than 277,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

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Lahore, Pakistan — Punjab govt releases guidelines for home isolation

The Punjab government has established a special committee to oversee home isolation in the province, a notification released on Sunday said.

According to the notification, every deputy commissioner will nominate members from their district for the committee, while the assistant commissioner will oversee the committee.

The committee will comprise officials from the health and other related departments.

The notification added that sub-committees will be formed on city and union council level as well.

The guidelines for home isolation states that people will be allowed to self-isolate at home after the committee has assessed the number of people at home. “Only those people will be allowed to self-isolate at home who show mild symptoms of the virus,” the notification said, adding the patients will not be allowed to self-isolate at home in case of severe symptoms.

305 Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan return via Torkham border

Three hundred and five Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan have returned to Pakistan via Torkham border, reported Radio Pakistan on Sunday.

They were received by Assistant Commissioner Shamsul-Islam and security officials and shifted to a quarantine centre in Landi Kotal for tests.

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