- Pakistan coronavirus death toll now at 11, tally nearing 1,400
- Two new deaths recorded in Punjab on Friday and early Saturday
- Punjab also overtakes Sindh as Pakistan’s coronavirus epicenter
- PM Imran Khan orders provinces to lift restrictions on goods transportation
- Italy, Spain report record number of single-day deaths
Coronavirus has claimed 11 lives so far in Pakistan with the latest death reported in Punjab early Saturday. Punjab CM Usman Buzdar announced the passing of the 22-year-old patient in Faisalabad in a tweet. Earlier, the province had reported another death where a 70-year-old coronavirus patient died in Lahore’s Mayo Hospital.
The country’s tally is approaching 1,400 with Punjab taking over Sindh as Pakistan’s coronavirus epicenter reporting 490 confirmed cases compared to 440 in Sindh. Cities remain under strict lockdowns but PM Imran Khan on Friday ordered provinces to lift restrictions imposed on the movement of goods transport.
The global shocks are worsening too. Italy hit a new high in single-day toll with 919 deaths reported on Friday. Spain too recorded a record 769 deaths overnight the same day. With cases crossing 104,000, USA is now topping the list of most affected countries. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the country’s health minister Matt Hancock announced on Friday that they too had tested positive for the virus.
Here are the latest updates:
Punjab records fifth death
With heavy heart, I am confirming that we have lost a 22 years old patient in Faisalabad. Total loss of lives is at 5 now. Currently we have 490 confirmed cases across Punjab.
This is a global health emergency and everybody needs to act responsibly and help us save lives. 1/2
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) March 27, 2020
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