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Pakistan launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme amid COVID19 cases

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Pakistan
Pakistan launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme to provide financial assistance to the deserving people who remain affected due to the coronavirus negative impacts.

Government is going to launch Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme for such people.

Pakistan launches Ehsaas Emergency

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar said this today.
While taking part in a Radio Pakistan’s programme,  she said governemnt would give Rs12,000 to the needy for four months under the programme.

She said the relief package announced by the Prime Minister will help mitigate problems of the people in different sectors, including the labour class, caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr Sania Nishter said Ehsaas SMS will be launched in the next two to three weeks to bring more deserving people under the social safety net of Ehsaas programme.

She said people can also get themselves included in Ehsaas programme through the district administration.
She said an SMS portal is also being prepared to provide people details of their payments through mobile phone.

The Special Assistant urged people to acquire national identity cards from NADRA because it is prerequisite to get benefit from Ehsaas programme.

She expressed confidence that Pakistan will be able to overcome the challenge of coronavirus if people implement in letter and spirit the government instructions about it.

She said people should not get panic and need not purchase essential commodities more than their requirement because it will create artificial shortage in the market.
China has sent 1 million masks

China sends 1m masks to Pakistan to help fight coronavirus pandemic effectively.

 

First cargo plane carrying relief goods from China has landed in Karachi today

The relief goods contain one million face masks including N95 masks.

China sends 1m masks to Pakistan

The Chinese government has donated these goods to Pakistan to help effectively fight coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan civilian government and the army are on same page to fight the pandemic.

From Islamic scholars to other notables call for national unity and observance of precautionary measures

Pakistan confirms 972 cases
According to official sources, the confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the country has risen to 972.
These included 407 in Sindh while 281 Punjab.
Besides, 110 confirmed cases in Balochistan and 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Moreover, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa confirmed 78 cases, Islamabad has 15 and one in Azad Kashmir.
18 patients have recovered so far while seven died from the virus.

 

Coronavirus claims over 18000 lives

Meanwhile, Coronavirus/COVID-19 claimed over 18600 lives in over 190 countries so far.

There are currently 422,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 197 countries and territories.

According to Radio Pakistan, WHO announced the United States could soon become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said this at a news conference in Geneva.

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