Pakistan

Coronavirus infection kills 39 more raising death toll to 706

Coronavirus infection kills 39 more

Coronavirus infection kills 39 more raising death toll to 706 in Pakistan so far.

8,555 patients have so far recovered from the virus.

Coronavirus infection kills 39 more

The death toll stands at 706 with 39 new deaths reported during the last twenty-four hours.

The nationwide tally of coronavirus rose to 32,081 after 1,140 new cases reported during the last twenty-four hours.

The government authorities have detected 11,869 cases in Punjab so far.

Moreover, 12,017 cases reported in Sindh, 4,875 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,061 in Balochistan, 457 in Gilgit Baltistan, 716 in Islamabad and 86 in Azad Kashmir.

On the other hand, Senators on Tuesday stressed the need to devise an effective national action plan besides forging unity to deal with the unprecedented challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19).

He opened debt on various motions that the House may discuss the grave situation arising out of coronavirus epidemic.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq urged the federal and provincial governments stay on the same page to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

However, he and PPP senator Sherry Rehman also criticised the government for wrong policy.

He said the government should have summoned the sessions of both Houses due to grave situation due to COVID-19. Unfortunately both sessions were not summoned and the opposition had to requisition the session, he added. He was of the views that the constitutional institutions should be fully functional in such critical time.

GTV

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