The coronavirus situation is worrying once again in Sindh. As the province has reported 209 new coronavirus suspected cases on Friday.
According to details, Sindh has conducted 21,272 coronavirus tests. Among these tests, only 2,217 cases have been diagnosed with the virus. Moreover, it is also noteworthy that 5 persons with COVID-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
In addition to it, the total number of recovered patients have also increased by 581 in the province. Sindh government has been stressing the lockdown in a more strict manner keeping in view the burgeoning cases.
The following information is relevant to assess the situation of #COVIDー19 in Sindh as of 17th April at 8 AM:
Total Tests 21272 (today 2372)
Positive Cases 2217 (today 209)
Recovered Cases 581
In the last 24 hours, 5 people have recovered from corona in Sindh
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) April 17, 2020
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s spokesperson Murtaza Wahab took to his official Twitter handle and announced the two new deaths in the province. The senator also announced 209 new COVID-19 cases.
Latest update of coronavirus in Pakistan
Currently, there are 7,261 coronavirus cases in Pakistan. The coronavirus cases in Punjab have been reportedly increased to 3,301 followed by Sindh which has seen an exponential increase in the last 2 days and the cases surged to 2,217. In addition to it, the total COVID-19 pandemic cases in KPK have also increased by 993, while the cases of the lethal virus in Baluchistan raised to 305.
Islamabad has reported 154 cases, GB has reported 245 cases, while AJ&K has reported only 46 cases so far. Globally, the total cases of COVID-19 surmounted to 2 million. While total deaths have been reported to 147,378 in the world.
The United States of America has seen an exponential increase in the cases since last week. The total cases in the USA surged to 678210, while total death reports from the US are 36,641. It is followed by Italy where 22,170 total deaths have been reported.
KPK finance minister blasts media for undue criticism
Taimur Khan Jhagra, the finance and health minister, says his administration will entertain the constructive criticism and suggestions to improve in his latest tweets. Adding that pointless and unfounded criticism would trample down the fight against coronavirus.
Jhagra’s tweets were in response to denunciation from an award-winning journalist Benazir Shah who slammed the KP government for mediocre facilities for the Pakistani ex-pats at the quarantine facilities. She quoted an article that shared the account of a Pakistani ex-pat kept in one of the quarantine facility in KP after returning from UAE.
The Pakistani ex-pat had shared the pictures of a monstrous condition of a room in which he was kept at the quarantine facility.
Jhagra challenged the claims made by a Pakistani ex-pat returning from UAE and decried the journalist for sharing the news piece without any investigation.