Third death has been reported in Pakistan due to the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus patients in Pakistan have surged to 450. The confirmed cases in Sindh are 245, 81 in Balochistan, 80 in Punjab, 23 in K-P, 21 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 5 in Islamabad and 1 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho the Sindh Minister for Health has confirmed the first death in the province due to COVID-19. The Pakistan People Party (PPP) minister in a video message has confirmed that a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient has passed away.
Further adding, “He was a cancer survivor and had a history of diabetes and hypertension.”
As per Dr. Pechohu, the patient was a resident of Karachi and did not have any travel history. The authorities believe that he contracted the virus locally.
The K-P Health Minister Taimur Jhagra has confirmed 4 new and 25 suspected cases in the province.
He said, “I will continue to release this, but please bear in mind that the next couple of weeks are ones where the bulk of our time has to go in educating the public & gearing up our response system.”
In another news, PM Imran Khan has given the order to open the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman. PM asserted of Pakistan’s support to its “brothers and sisters” in Afghanistan amid a global pandemic that has forced the world to close borders and impose travel restrictions.