Pakistan has confirmed 107 deaths – highest till date – by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 125,933. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,463, Dunya News reported on Friday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), record 6,397 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
As per media reports Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
In Pakistan, coronavirus cases and deaths continue to break records where each new day is deadlier than the last
— Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq (@AyeshaRaza13) June 12, 2020
Till now 47,382 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 46,828 in Sindh, 15,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,673 in Balochistan, 6,699 in Islamabad, 1,030 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 534 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 890 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 776 in Sindh, 632 in KP, 75 in Balochistan, 65 in Islamabad, 15 in GB and 10 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Pakistan has so far conducted 809,169 coronavirus tests and 28,344 in last 24 hours. 40,247 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.
Case registered against Father, son for attacking corona SOPs implementation team
Case has been registered against son and father who tortured implementation team of corona virus SOPs in Shujabad Multan.
According to police, two days ago Assistant Commissioner Shujabad teams were raiding against those shopkeepers who violate corona virus SOPs while one shopkeeper shop was sealed therefore he stabbed a knife to official and fled the scene.
Case has been registered against Zahoor Ahmad and his son while still no arrest has been made.
PM says will daily monitor SOP implementation from his office
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that he would now monitor implementation of coronavirus SOPs from his office on a daily basis. The prime minister was briefing the media on the coronavirus situation in the country.
The number of deaths in the country has started increasing, he said. We knew that the number of deaths would increase.PM Khan said they knew that the number of cases would rise after lifting the lockdown in the country. He, however, maintained that the decision to lift lockdown was right.
Noting the situation in India, the Pakistan premier said New Delhi even imposed curfew in some areas. According to an Indian survey, 8.4 million Indian families suffered because of the lockdown, while 34% families could not survive without assistance. He said 30 million Indians lost their jobs due to the lockdown.
PM Khan said the opposition wants the number of deaths to increase in Pakistan. It is trying to blame the government for deaths due to the virus, he said. I have decided that I will now monitor the implementation of SOPs from the PM Office, the prime minister said, announcing the government’s new strategy to deal with the pandemic. He said he has got reports in this regard from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
I will receive daily reports and we will take action, PM Khan said. We will impose smart lockdowns at places where the virus is spreading. Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country was “saved because a complete and extended lockdown” was not enforced.
Referring to a recent international survey, he said that it showed that rich people were “not affected” by the pandemic. “I said this from day one, think of katchi abaadis and daily wagers. Why were we saved? Because we did not do a complete lockdown, we opened construction sector early. He added that the way the government had distributed money was the reason why “Pakistan’s situation was not like India”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that Pakistan’s deaths from the coronavirus will increase in the coming days. “In the world you will see that the [graph] first goes up and then goes down. Right now we are going up.
Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk