The number of confirmed Corona cases in Pakistan rose to 246,351 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
Total confirmed cases: 246,351
• Sindh: 102,368
• Punjab: 85,991
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 29,775
• Balochistan: 11,128
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 13,927
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,630
• AJK: 1,532
• Punjab: 1,985
• Sindh: 1,713
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,074
• Balochistan: 126
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 147
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 36
• AJK: 42
US welcomes WHO inquiry into virus origins in China
The US has welcomed a probe by World Health Organisation into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, its ambassador to the UN said Friday.
“We welcome the WHO’s investigation. We view the scientific investigation as a necessary step to having a complete and transparent understanding of how this virus has spread throughout the world,” ambassador Andrew Bremberg told reporters.
It was an unexpected endorsement, given that the WHO has faced fierce US criticism over its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Bremberg said the US expected the Chinese authorities “will offer the team of scientists full access to data, samples and localities, and look forward to its timely report”.