Situation Report: 2,636 New Cases and 57 Deaths Reported in Just 24 Hours

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 64,028 on Friday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of 12:30pm, May 29, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 64,028

  • Sindh: 25,309
  • Punjab: 22,964
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 8,842
  • Balochistan: 3,928
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 2,100
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 658
  • AJK: 227

Deaths: 1,334

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 432
  • Punjab: 410
  • Sindh: 396
  • Balochistan: 60
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 9
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 22
  • AJK: 5

More than 5.8 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 359,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

1:30pm – Lahore, Pakistan — Railways to start 10 more passenger trains: Sheikh Rashid

Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed told Geo News that his ministry will give the go-ahead to resume services of 10 more passenger trains from June 1.

“Out of 142 passenger trains, 40 will be started,” Rashid said, adding that the trains will operate under the agreed SOPs.

“Along with internet booking services, booking offices will also remain open,” said the minister. He added that he was thankful to Prime Minister Imran Khan for allowing the resumption of 40 trains. 

12:30pm – Quetta, Pakistan — Nationwide death toll rises to 1,334

Death toll from the coronavirus rose to 1,334 after new deaths were reported by Balochistan. 

According to the provincial health department, Balochistan’s death toll from the coronavirus rose to 60 with the 17 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

12:00pm – Lahore, Pakistan — Railways reports first coronvirus death of employee due to coronavirus 

A spokesperson of the Pakistan Railways has announced that one of their employees has lost his life due to the coronavirus.

According to the spokesperson, the deceased employee was working as the head clerk at the office of the federal general inspector of railways. He added that the employee was admitted to Lahore’s Mayo Hospital 10 days ago after testing positive for the virus.

The spokesperson stated that the office of the federal general inspector of railways at the Railways headquarters have been sealed after the employee tested positive. He added that instructions have been given to disinfect the headquarters completely.

11:40am – Lahore, Pakistan — Punjab Assembly session to be held at local hotel: Sources 

Sources in the Punjab Assembly secretariat have told Geo News that a session may be called in a local hotel.

According to sources, the assembly hall is too small to make it possible for the lawmakers to follow the SOPs during the session. They added that arrangements for holding the session in a local hotel have started. 

11:00am – Peshawar, Pakistan — Lockodown being observed in KP from today till Sunday 

Advisor to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ajmal Wazir has stated that a lockdown will be imposed from today till Sunday in the province.

“Businesses are allowed to operate from Monday till Thursday,” said Wazir, adding that the only essential shops will be allowed to be open after 5 and everything else will be closed.

“Only barbershops and salons will be allowed to open three days a week from Friday till Sunday,” said the advisor.

10:15am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Nationwide death toll crosses 1,300

Death toll from the novel coronavirus jumped to 1,317 on Froday after new deaths were reported across the country.

According to the national dashboard, 29 new deaths were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, while three were reported from Islamabad, and two from Balochistan.

10:15am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Confirmed cases jump past 64,000

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 64,028 after new cases were detected in Islamabad and Punjab.

According to the national dashboard, 927 new cases were recorded in Punjab, while 312 new cases were reported Balochistan, 85 new cases in the federal capital, and four new cases were recorded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Sindh leads the tally of confirmed cases in the country with 25,309 infections, followed by Punjab which has reported 22,964 cases. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa there are 8,842, Balochistan has 3,928 cases, 2,100 cases in Islamabad, 658 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 227 cases have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

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