Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first death from coronavirus in Gilgit-Baltistan, provincial spokesperson confirmed.
According to details, victim was a 90-year-old and was resident of district Chilas.
The coronavirus cases in Pakistan have surged to 259 as 189 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 28 in Punjab, 19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Balochistan, four in Islamabad and three in Gilgit-Baltistan, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.
CM Buzdar confirms 28 cases, announces Rs5bn fund to combat coronavirus
Talking to media in Lahore, CM Buzdar said that as many as 28 people have been tested positive for the COVID-19 in Punjab, while there are 189 suspected cases of the virus.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the provincial government has allocated funds worth Rs5 billion in order to curtail the risk of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sindh govt urges people to self-quarantine for 14 days
Sindh government spokesman and advisor on law and environment Barrister Murtaza Wahab has requested the people to stay at home for fourteen days.
During a press conference held in Karachi, Barrister Murtaza Wahab asked people to self-quarantine for 14 days for the prevention from deadly coronavirus in the province. If you want to help the government, just quarantine yourself instead of going on vacations, he asked.
Earlier Sindh government spokesman and advisor on law and environment Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday has said that the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh has escalated to 181 while two patients have also been discharged from the hospital after full recovery.