Pakistan’s confirmed cases top 263,000, death toll climbs to 5,568
By: Web Desk
Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 263,496 after 1,579 new infections were reported in the country in the past 24 hours.
According to the national dashboard, there are 112,118 cases in Sindh, 89,793 in Punjab, 31,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,424 in Balochistan, 14,576 in Islamabad, 1,807 Gilgit Baltistan and 1,888 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir .
The country also reported 46 fatalities in the past 24 hours taking the taking the death toll to 5,568.
The number of recoveries from coronavirus stand at 204,276.
Govt introduces comprehensive reform programme in Pakistan’s health sector
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government has introduced a comprehensive reform programme in the country’s health sector.
Chairing a meeting regarding developmental projects in the health sector in Punjab, the premier said the masses have to face immense difficulties during the pandemic due to negligence of past regimes who failed to accord due priority to the health sector.
He ordered for the utilisation of all available resources for timely completion of health projects and to ensure provision of health facilities and sanitation in all major hospitals of the province.
Furthermore, the premier said to ensure strict implementation of all precautionary measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha to contain the spread of the virus.
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 14.3 million, death toll at 600,497
By: Web Desk
More than 14.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 600,497 have died from COVID-19, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Latest count of confirmed #COVID19 cases in hardest-hit countries at 0030 GMT, July 19: JHU— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July 19, 2020
South Africa: 350,879
Iran: 271,606 pic.twitter.com/Fka5RqVpOU
WHO’s Tedros says COVID-19 situation can be turned around with Nelson Mandela’s wisdom
On #MandelaDay, I am using the opportunity to remind us all of Madiba’s wisdom: “It always seems impossible until it is done”.— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) July 18, 2020
It’s never too late to turn around the #COVID19 situation, but we all need to push hard with the courage and commitment we learned from him. Together! pic.twitter.com/2LrSbe5dXU