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Coronavirus claims 136 more lives in Pakistan during the last 24 hours

Coronavirus claims 136 more lives

Coronavirus claims 136 more lives in Pakistan during the last 24 hours.

4,944 new coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last twenty-four hours, taking the total tally to 165,062.

Coronavirus claims 136 more lives

As per official data, 61,383 patients have so far recovered from the disease.

The death toll from the virus stands at 3229 with 136 deaths reported over the last twenty-four hours. 28,824 Corona tests were carried out during this period.

Provincially, so far 61,678 cases detected in Punjab, 62,269 in Sindh and 20,182 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Besides, 8,998  cases reported in Balochistan so far, 9,941 in Islamabad, 1225 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 769 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the world community to demonstrate unity, solidarity and multilateral cooperation to fight coronavirus pandemic.

He was addressing video conference on Belt and Road International Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with Solidarity held under the aegis of China.

The Minister underscored that besides causing deaths the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world.

He noted it led to economic slowdown, bankruptcies, financial fissures, job-losses and disruption in global supply-chains.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined that Pakistan is resolutely confronting the outbreak of COVID-19.

He noted Pakistan is also taking all possible measures to strengthen the existing health system.

He said the primary focus remained on both saving lives and saving livelihoods.

In order to alleviate the sufferings, Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced major initiatives including 8 billion dollars relief package for the most vulnerable people and Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to help the needy.

 

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