No respite from coronavirus strikes: Death toll 45, cases 2,880

By: News Desk      Published: 10:58 AM, 5 Apr, 2020
No respite from coronavirus strikes: Death toll 45, cases 2,880
File photo of Taftan border camp.

There was no respite from coronavirus attacks in the country as the death toll from the deadly disease has reached 45 in Pakistan as the total number of cases from the pandemic rose to 2,880 on Sunday morning.

 According to the National Command and Operation Centre, 62 percent of the 2,880 cases came from other countries and 38 percent were from local transmission.

 Punjab has so far recorded 1,163 cases, Sindh 884, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 372, Gilgit Baltistan 206, Balochistan 175, Islamabad 78 and Azad Kashmir 12.

 A total number of 170 patients have so far been recovered from the COVID-19.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that the National Command and Control Centre has a pivotal role in control of coronavirus in the country and it is a testament of national solidarity.

He stated this while giving media briefing along with Special Assistant on National Security Division Dr. Moeed Yusuf in Islamabad.

He said estimates regarding damages due to coronavirus outbreak in the country are being made.

Dr Zafar Mirza said we are making preparations for future needs of the country, including those of the people and of the frontline health staff fighting against the spread of disease.

He said equipment will be provided to all the health staff engaged in care and treatment of corona patients.