Deaths by COVID-19 Drop by 87% in Pakistan

Pakistan has witnessed an 87% decline in COVID-19 deaths as revealed by the Special Advisor to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Monday.

Furthermore, he said that Pakistan has recorded the lowest number of deaths in three months. In the past 24 hours, just 20 deaths have been reported.

“Today, Alhamdulillah, we have the lowest number of deaths in Pakistan due to COVID-19 in the last 3 months. We had a peak of 153 deaths on 20 June and in the last 24 hours we had 20. This is an 87% reduction in COVID-19 related deaths. Yet no place for any complacency!”

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that overall the world has acknowledged the smart lockdown strategy adopted by Pakistan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The balance Pakistan adopted between lives and livelihood has been much appreciated by the world.

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PM Khan shared a report that cited how Pakistan has witnessed a decline in coronavirus patients from 6800 patients on a day in mid-June to 1209 cases during the last 24 hours.

Furthermore, the PM was quite optimistic about the recently announced incentive package for the construction industry that would give relief to the daily wagers that suffered amidst the lockdown.

He also stated that there are 4 big National Highways projects worth Rs289 billion that would in turn give an economic boost to the country and improve connectivity.

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