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Situation Report: 2,775 New Cases, 59 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 patients stands at 195,745 with 71,987 cases in Punjab, 75,168 in Sindh, 24,303 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 9,946 in Balochistan, 1,398 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 11,981 in Islamabad and 962 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The virus has claimed at least 3,962 lives while around 84,168 coronavirus patients have recovered.

9:40am: ‘Pakistan fighting Covid-19 through robust national response’

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza said Pakistan is fighting Covid-19 through a robust and coordinated national response.

Speaking to the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Ahmed Mandhari via video link, the special assistant said Pakistan has implemented a smart lockdown because the premier is cognizant of the financial suffering of around 25 per cent of the population living below the poverty line.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Pakistan’s response to the contagion and to explore areas where the WHO could provide technical guidance and support to help the country fight the virus.

Mirza apprised the regional director that 35-point standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been developed in the country.

The regional director lauded Pakistan for its effort to tackle the virus and expressed the World Health Organisation’s support to help the country.

9:05am: Shibli Faraz says govt taking steps to combat Covid-19

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address in the National Assembly (NA) where he discussed the federal government’s success pertaining to Covid-19 and the national economy.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said the government is taking steps to successfully mitigate the spread of the virus.

8:30am: 189 additional oxygenated beds allotted to government hospitals in Islamabad

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said 189 additional oxygenated beds have been allotted to government hospitals in the federal capital.

491 ventilators out of the 1,562 ventilators in the country have been allocated for Covid-19 patients.

8:00am: Nationwide tally stands at 195,745 

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said 2,775 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 195,745.

The virus claimed 59 more lives as the country’s death toll stands at  3,962, while at least 84,168 coronavirus patients have recovered.

Lahore, Pakistan — Punjab reports 796 new cases, 27 more deaths

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