Pakistan’s virus deaths, infections tick higher as lockdown over

      Published on Thursday, 21 May , 2020      691 Views     
Pakistan’s virus deaths, infections tick higher as lockdown over

Infections on Wednesday were reported at 2,193 taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan to 48,091

COVID-19 infections in Pakistan trended higher in recent days and we’re approaching 50,000, official data showed, with total deaths crossing 1,000, as the government remained unsure over the consequences of its decision to end the nation’s lockdown.

Fearful of the economic and financial impact, and swayed by the acute hardship suffered by millions of poor families, Prime Minister Imran Khan has defended the lifting of the lockdown last week, saying the virus spread has been well below projections.

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Education is the only major sector that remains closed.

“The ending of the lockdown doesn’t mean the threat is over,” Yasmeen Rashid, the health minister of Punjab, the country’s largest province, said in an interview on Pakistani television on Wednesday, adding that people needed to adopt safety measures themselves.

Category Coronavirus, World News | 2020/05/21 latest update at 4:40 PM
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