First Coronavirus related death reported in Pakistan today

Coronavirus confirmed cases rise
First Coronavirus related death reported in Pakistan today (Tuesday).

The National Command and Control Center confirmed the first death from the coronavirus.
The victim belonging to Punjab province lost his life due to the virus.

First Coronavirus related death

Private news channels reported that the 30-year-old resident of Hafizabad, Imran died in Lahore.
Relatives had brought him to a private hospital last night.
Sources said the patient was suffering from liver pain.
It also confirmed over 190 patients found infected with the disease across the country.
Earlier today, provincial health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said that the number of coronavirus patients in Punjab had risen to six.
Health Minister appeals

She said this while addressing a press conference.
She advised people to avoid unnecessary travel and stay at home to curb the spread of the virus.
The minister also asked the doctors to remain alert.

Federal and provincial governments have shut all the educational institutions and land borders.
They have decided to limit international flights and discourage large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the deadly virus that first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year has claimed over 7,000 lives. 
It infected more than 150,000 people across 135 countries and territories.

China remains the hardest-hit with more than 80,000 infections and 3,199 deaths.

All countries have individually taken measures to prevent spread of virus within their borders.


Meanwhile, laboratory established by the Federal Government to test coronavirus suspects has been made operational in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Secretary Health Rashid Ali told Radio Pakistan on Tuesday that Federal Government has also provided kits.

Meanwhile, 298 zaireen who arrived at Skardu have been shifted isolation centers in Shigar, Ghanche and Kharmong for two weeks.

The samples of five suspected zaireen have been sent to NIH.


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