Pakistan’s confirmed cases jump to 257,913, death toll climbs to 5,426.
Confirmed cases in the country jumped to 257,913 on Thursday after 2,145 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours.
According to the national dashboard, there are 108,913 cases in Sindh, 88,539 in Punjab, 31,217 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,322 in Balochistan, 14,402 in Islamabad, 1,750 Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,771 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The country also recorded 40 fatalities in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide death toll to 5,426.
The number of recoveries from coronavirus currently stands at 178,737.
Over 60,000 health workers completed training under ‘We Care’ initiative: Dr Zafar SAPM on Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has announced that over 60,000 health workers belonging to all the four provinces, the federal capital, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir have completed their training under the “We Care” initiative, Radio Pakistan reported.
He said health workers were rendering exemplary services. “The protection of healthcare workers is the top priority of the government as they deal with the coronavirus situation on the front line,” Dr Mirza added.
Thursday Jul 16 2020 | 10:40 AMSindh govt extends lockdown till August 15 The Sindh government has extended the province-wide COVID-19 lockdown restrictions till August 15 in a bid to stem the infection from spreading.
The announcement was made via a circular by the Sindh Home Department on Thursday in which it was announced that the decision had been kept after holding discussions with the National Command and Operation Centre and when it was decided to extend the lockdown at the last National Coordination Council.