COVID-19: Pakistan reports 539 new infections, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 539 new infections, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 289,806 on Monday after another 377 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 302,020 after 539 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 132,084 cases were reported in Sindh, 97,760 in Punjab, 36,992 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,595 in Balochistan, 15,941 in Islamabad, 3,227 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,421 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,383 with 4 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said it is the priority of the government and the nation's collective responsibility to ensure that every child can go to school safely as educational institutes gear up to open on September 15 after a six-month-long closure due to Covid-19.

In a tweet on Monday, he said tomorrow we will welcome millions of children back to school.

PM Imran said that the government has worked to ensure that school operations are aligned with public health safety rules on COVID-19.

Educational institutions in the country will begin reopening in phases from Tuesday, following a fall in new coronavirus case numbers, ending a long closure that led to exam cancellations and introduction of online classes by a number of institutions.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 28.98 million and death toll tops 922,000.