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Pakistan Records 1,226 New Cases

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Pakistan’s confirmed cases cross 273,000, death toll climbs to 5,822

By: Web Desk

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan climbed to 273,112 after 1,226 new coronavirus infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.

According to the national dashboard, there are 117,598 cases in Sindh, 91,901 in Punjab, 33,220 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,578 Balochistan, 2,023 Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 1,952 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The country also reported 35 fatalities in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,822.

President Alvi lauds govt’s smart lockdown strategy

President Dr Arif Alvi credited his government’s smart lockdown strategy on Sunday for the increase in number of recoveries recorded in the country.

The president, in a tweet, said the credit went to the pro-poor and intelligent government decisions, and the people of Pakistan for mostly following directions and SOPs.

Alvi also appreciated the nation’s recent approach to the pandemic, saying “you have shown what a disciplined nation can do”.

Melbourne, Australia — Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic

By: AFP

Australia has suffered its deadliest day from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, with authorities reporting ten fatalities Sunday and a rise in new infections despite an intensive lockdown effort.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 155 and the southeastern state of Victoria reported more than 450 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Commuters walk past Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station on the first day of the mandatory wearing of face masks in public areas. Photo: AFP

It is the worst loss of life from the virus in Australia since the disease first emerged, according to a tally compiled by AFP.

Still, 459 fresh cases were reported in Victoria on Sunday — up from 357 on Saturday. Around a dozen more were recorded in other parts of Australia.

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