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40 died of Coronavirus infection during last 24 hours as death toll rose 526

40 died of Coronavirus infection

40 died of Coronavirus infection during last 24 hours as death toll rose 526.

According to official sources, 1049 new cases of coronavirus in Pakistan reported during past 24 hours

40 died of Coronavirus infection

The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country now stood at 22,550.

Of these, 8,189 cases reported in Sindh, 8,420 in Punjab, 3,499 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,495 in Balochistan.

Moreover, 485 cases reported in Islamabad Capital Territory 386 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 76 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, over six thousand and two hundred patients have recovered from the virus.

On the other hand, the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) meeting held in Islamabad today.

Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar chaired the NCOC meeting.

The NCOC proposed multiple recommendations to ease lockdown restrictions in the country which the government imposed to curb spread of the coronavirus.

The recommendations include opening of inter-provincial transportation with proper implementation of SOPs.

It also include opening phase-II of the construction sector, reopening of retail outlets and operationalization of selective outpatient departments in Islamabad.

Moreover, the participants of meeting proposed to enhance shops timings from 9am to 5pm and then 8pm to 10pm.

They also decided to bring no change in the SOPs for the religious congregations in the second half of the holy month of Ramazan.

GTV

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