Govt urges calm as Pakistan tally rises to 184

Govt urges calm as Pakistan tally rises to 184

Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has risen to 184 after Sindh confirmed 150 patients of COVID-19.

The sharp increase in cases was reported among pilgrims who have recently returned from Iran via Taftan.

Advisor to Sindh chief minister on Information Murtaza Wahab said another 11 people who have reached the province from Taftan have tested positive.

“Another 11 have tested positive. These patients came to Sukkur from Taaftaan & were purportedly kept in quarantine at the border. So the total patients affected by corona virus has reached 88 now. All these patients are being kept in isolation,” Wahab said in a tweet.

Globally, 158 countries have been affected, more than 6,500 people have died and more than 170,000 infected by the disease called 'COVID-19' as it spreads rapidly to new territories.

The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases every day.