Opposition demands emergency NA session on virus situation

By: News Desk      Published: 04:59 PM, 19 Mar, 2020
Opposition demands emergency NA session on virus situation

The opposition in the Lower House of the Parliament on Thursday filed a requisition in the National Assembly Secretariat for calling an emergency session to discuss the coronavirus situation.

As many as 92 opposition members endorsed the call for the immediate session as the virus tally in the country has seen a sharp rise in the last few days.

As of Thursday afternoon, the number of virus infections was 349 and there were fears of a further increase in the patients.

Pakistan on Wednesday had reported it first two deaths from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Thursday's rise came after a spokesman of the Balochistan government confirmed 22 new cases of the coronavirus. The spokesman said 256 people underwent tests, 22 came positive taking the Balochistan toll to 45. He said the affected people are being shifted to the isolation wards.

The national tally now added total 25 more cases Thursday as compared to a day earlier with four full recoveries.

According to the government of Pakistan’s portal’s tally at 3.45pm, Sindh has reported 213 cases with three recoveries, Punjab has 33 cases, Balochistan has 45 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 23 cases with two deaths reported on Wednesday, Gilgit Baltistan has 15 cases, Federal Capital eight cases with one recovery and Azad Kashmir has just one case.

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