Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 290,261 on Tuesday after another 455 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 302,424 after 404 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 132,250 cases were reported in Sindh, 97,817 in Punjab, 37,079 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,621 in Balochistan, 15,962 in Islamabad, 3,269 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,426 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,389 with 6 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, educational institutions across the country reopened today (Monday) after a six-month coronavirus break.
The government had decided to close school, colleges and universities in March in order to curb the spread of coronavirus. Sindh, however, had suspebded educational activities in the province on February 27 after detection of first COVID-19 case in Karachi.
On September 7, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood had announced that all educational institutions across the country would reopen in phases from Sept 15.
Punjab Minister for School Education Dr Murad Raas said in a tweet, “All Public & Private Schools of Punjab to open on following schedule. Classes 9-12 to start on 15th. “Classes 6-8 to start Sept 22nd. Classes Nursury-5 to start on 30th. No Double Shift.
“Alternative Day Schedule to be followed by all Public & Private Schools,” the minister added.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 29.27 million and death toll tops 926,000.