Pakistan Observe 4,443 New Cases and 111 Deaths Reported in a Day

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 148,921 on Tuesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of 10:45am, June 16, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 148,921

  • Sindh: 55,581
  • Punjab: 55,878
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 18,013
  • Balochistan: 8,177
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 8,857
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,143
  • AJK: 663

Deaths: 2,839

  • Punjab: 1,081
  • Sindh: 853
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 707
  • Balochistan: 85
  • Islamabad Capital Territory: 83
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 17
  • AJK: 13

More than 8 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 433,000 have died, according to an Reuters tally.

12:40pm – Faisalabad, Pakistan District authorities form list of hotspots in city 

The district authorities in Faisalabad have formed a list of coronavirus hotspots in the city, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the list, 50 areas have been identified as hotspots and has recommended smart lockdown in over 25 residential areas of the city.

The officials said that the final decision regarding the lockdown will be taken on the recommendation of the government and district coordination committee. 

12:15pm – Karachi, Pakistan DHO East recommend ares to be placed under lockdown

District health officer East, in a letter, has also mentioned areas that should be put under lockdown due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.

The DHO East has stated that cases being reported in Pehlwan Goth, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Faisal cantonment, PECHS Block two, Soldier Bazar, Jamshed Quarter and Metroville are very high and should be placed under lockdown. 

12:00pm – Islamabad, Pakistan Authorities developing plan to seal Sectors I-8, I-10: DC Islamabad 

Deputy commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqat tweeted on Tuesday that the the authorities in the federal capital’s Sector I-8 and I-10 are formalising a plan to seal the areas due to rising coronavirus cases.

The DC shared that the notification regarding the lockdown orders will be issued in the next 24 hours.

11:20am – Peshawar, Pakistan — Four areas of Peshawar sealed under smart lockdown

Exit and entry points of four areas of Peshawar have been sealed under the smart lockdown strategy being pursued by the government.

The sealed areas are Ashrafia colony, Chana road, Danisahabad, and Hayatabad Phase one’s sector I-1. The police have been deployed in the areas and markets have been shut down across the areas apart from milk stores, naanbais and medical stores.

Residents of the area have also been barred from exiting the area. 

11:00am – Karachi, Pakistan — DHO recommends smart lockdown in some areas of District Korangi and Malir

The District Health Officer (DHO) has recommended that a smart lockdown should be implemented in a letter sent to deputy commissioners of Malir and Korangi.

The DHO has recommended that a smart lockdown should be implemented in Korangi 2.5, 1.5, 4 and Mehran town as more than 2,400 cases have been reported from those areas. The letter also warned that cases are also rising in Shamsi society in Korangi, Saadat colony, Mardan chowk and Shah Faisal number 2.

The letter states that cases are also very high in Malir Khokhrapar, Kala Board, Landhi’s UC 9, 11 and other areas. It adds that a smart lockdown should be imposed in these areas of the districts.

10:45am — Islamabad, Pakistan — Confirmed cases jump past to 148,000, death toll climbs to 2,839

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 148,921 on Tuesday after Islamabad, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) recorded new cases.

According to the national dashboard, 288 new cases were recorded in the federal capital and 16 in cases in AJK in the last 24 hours.

The country’s death toll also climbed to 2,839 with Islamabad reporting five new deaths.

11:56pm/June 15 — Islamabad, Pakistan — 30% of COVID-19 patients recover in capital

9:16pm — Islamabad, Pakistan — Smart lockdown necessary for economy: Dr Mirza

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza emphasised that the smart lockdown is necessary for running the wheel of national economy, Radio Pakistan reported.

Dr Mirza said the government is not agreed with proposal of World Health Organisation for imposing 15 days lockdown and 15 days ease in it.

The SAPM said the government is providing all health facilities, equipments and enhancing the capacity building of hospitals.

Replying to a question, he said the government would increase the capacity of 1,000 ventilation beds in different hospitals in provinces.

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