COVID-19: Pakistan reports 645 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 645 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 292,044 on Saturday after another 361 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 305,031 after 752 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 133,362 cases were reported in Sindh, 98,272 in Punjab, 37,270 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 14,138 in Balochistan, 16,086 in Islamabad, 3,412 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,491 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,415 with 7 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday said that health of students is our first priority and any decision we make will be guided by advice of Health Ministry.

In a post on Twitter, the minister said that six months closure deeply affected the students and decision to open schools was taken with great care.

Shafqat Mahmood said that closure of schools, colleges and universities for six months has deeply affected students and any hasty decision to close the institutions will ‘destroy’ education.

“The government will make no compromise on the health of students,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 30.6 million and death toll tops 956,000.