Pakistab Confirms 3,191 New Cases, 93 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

Pakistan registered 3,191 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours to take the nationwide tally to 2, 28,474, latest data from the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) showed.

According to the NCOC, the total number of cases in Punjab now stands at 81,317, in Sindh 92,306, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 27,843, Balochistan 10,766, Islamabad 13,409, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 1,288 and Gilgit Baltistan 1,545.

The country also recorded 93 deaths in the past 24 hours to take the death toll from the virus to 4,712.

1,39,830 patients have so far recovered from the disease in the country, the national dashboard showed.

PM Imran directs authorities to ensure strict implementation of during Eid-ul-Azha

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities to ensure strict implementation of SOPs, undertaking all required administrative actions to implement the strategy of smart lockdown, and subsequently continuing mass awareness campaign to curtail the spread of coronavirus, especially prevent its resurgence during Eid-ul-Azha.

He expressed these views on Saturday during his visit to National Command and Operation Centre on the occasion of completion of 100 days of its establishment.

During his visit, the prime minister was briefed in detail about the current situation and the pattern analysis of COVID-19 spread.

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials after failure to reduce death

By: Reuters

WHO says it is discontinuing its trials of the hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after the medicines failed to reduce mortality.

“These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect,” the WHO said in a statement, referring to large multicountry trials that the agency is leading.

Lahore, Pakistan — Punjab’s positive cases down from 23% to 13%, says spokesperson

Punjab government spokesperson Musarrat Cheema has said that Punjab’s positive cases have seen a decline from 23% to 13% in the last month.

“The commitment our healthcare and rescue workers showed in this crisis is why we are still ahead in this crisis. They deserve all our gratitude,” Cheema said.

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