Covid-19: Pakistan reports 1198 coronavirus cases
LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday reported eight deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases have surged to 1198 as 421 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 131 in Balochistan, 405 in Punjab, 121 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 84 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 25 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
According to details, a total number of patients who have recovered is 21.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said that we have to be well-prepared before imposing curfew in the country for the prevention of deadly coronavirus.
While addressing the meeting of parliamentary leaders via video link, the premier said that we would not be able to provide food to the people at their houses due to lack of resources. Decisions taken in fear and anxiety never prove to be right, he added.
PM Imran requested the leaders of all political parties and people of Pakistan to jointly fight against the coronavirus. Will soon announce program for volunteers, he asserted.
Federal, provincial govts tight measures to curb coronavirus
Federation and all the provincial governments have tightened the measures to curb the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
The partial lockdown across the country has continued and security personnel are performing their duties for the safety of the people.
PM Imran announces Rs200 billion economic package, cuts petrol price by Rs15
In an effort to provide economic relief to the already suffering people amid coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a major cut in fuel prices and a package of Rs200 billion for the poor people.
Talking to senior media persons in Islamabad, he said that the government will help the poor in difficult times, adding that the impression of a lockdown is being given in the country.
Flight Operation Suspended
In a bid to control the spread of deadly coronavirus, the government on Thursday suspended all types of flights including domestic and chartered flights in the country till April 2.
According to the spokesperson of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), all domestic, chartered and private flights will be suspended; however cargo and flights with special permission letters are exempted from the ban.
Earlier, the government of Pakistan suspended international flight operations for two weeks to stop the spread of the virus.