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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Coronavirus Pakistan: Rapid increase in cases & deaths

Pakistan has met a sharp increase in the rate of people falling victim to COVID-19. It makes a total of 10,069 cases along with 212 mortalities until now. The President and Prime Minister are advising people to stay at their home to keep themselves protected. People are also being requested to have patience and be united during the pandemic crisis.

Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 212 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 10,069.

According to details, 4328 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 3373 in Sindh, 1345 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 495 in Balochistan, 283 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 194 in Islamabad and 51 in Azad Kashmir.

So far, 2156 patients have recovered in the country.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan was advised to undergo coronavirus test after he met the social worker and head of Edhi Foundation Faisal Edhi last week, who has been tested positive for coronavirus.

Faisal Edhi, the son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, met Khan last week where he presented him a cheque of Rs.10 million for Corona Relief Fund.

President Dr Arif Alvi expressed the optimism that Pakistani nation would exhibit discipline to maintain lockdown and social distancing in order to fight the coronavirus and to eventually emerge as a great nation.

Speaking to media persons during a day-long visit to Muzaffarabad, he said: “The Pakistani nation is ready to become a great nation by observing self-discipline in their life and at mosques and adopt maximum preventive measures to check the spread of the COVID-19.”

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The President said the Seerat of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was the real and profound example of discipline, adding people must ensure strict discipline by following the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Similarly, he said the life and vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah also laid emphasis on the unity, faith and discipline.

The government is also trying to help people economically by introducing various fund schemes including the ‘COVID-19 Relief Fund’ under which the family of daily wagers would be paid Rs. 12000 each.

Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk