Pakistan's tally crosses 900, death toll from coronavirus rises to 7

Pakistan's tally crosses 900, death toll from coronavirus rises to 7

Karachi/Lahore/Quetta (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan’s tally of novel coronavirus patients on Tuesday topped 900 with 407 cases in Sindh; 110 in Balochistan; 265 in Punjab; 78 in K-P; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwile, the nationwide death toll from novel coronavirus rose to seven on Tuesday, after the punjab reported its first death from the virus

Earlier, Balochistan government's spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani confirmed the province's first death from the virus on Sunday in a tweet.

The deceased was a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital, according to Shahwani.

Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan was reported as the country’s fifth death.

Pakistan confirmed three casualties from the virus on March 22 – one each in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The first two casualties were reported on March 18 in K-P and the third was a cancer survivor in Karachi.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday decided to close Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and Sukkur’s airport for all domestic flights from March 24 till April 4 as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Globally, 192 countries have been affected, more than 14,000 people have died and more than 337,000 infected by the disease as it spreads rapidly to new territories.

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