LAHORE: Pakistan is facing an alarming situation as the number of coronavirus cases rose to 193 when Punjab reported five new cases. The provincial Minister for health Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that government is fully prepared bro tackle the situation.

”Five pilgrims who recently returned to DG Khan have tested positive for coronavirus,” Provincial Health Minister while addressing a press conference. “All those testing positive have been quarantined at a facility.”

“Right now there are 736 pilgrims from Taftan being monitored,” she said.

She also dismissed reports of the Punjab government hiding reports of the patients.

Sindh reports five more coronavirus cases, provincial toll rises to 155

The number of confirmed cases rose to 155 in Sindh after five more cases were reported in the province on Tuesday.

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab in a tweet announced that in the province 36 cases have been tested positive for the virus, while 119 pilgrims from Iran quarantined in Sukkur have been tested positive for the disease.

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Pakistan now stands at 193. 

On Monday, the total number of cases in the province stood at 183. Most of the cases were reported from Sindh.

Globally, 158 countries have been affected, more than 6,500 people have died and more than 170,000 infected by the disease called ‘COVID-19’ as it spreads rapidly to new territories.

The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases every day.


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