Pakistan’s Coronavirus Tally Tops 2,000 as It Reports Biggest Single-Day Jump

  • Pakistan’s Covid-19 tally has crossed 2,000
  • The country recorded 2 consecutive days of highest sing-day jumps in cases
  • Deaths due to coronavirus have reached 27 in Pakistan
  • With new recoveries reported, at least 80 people have recovered so far
  • Raiwind has been locked down to curtail the virus’s spread
  • Movement of Tableeghi Jamaat members has been restricted in Sindh
  • The White House has projected 100,000 to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in the US

The number of Covid-19 cases in Pakistan have crossed 2,000 with the country recording the biggest single-day jump in the tally for the 2nd consecutive day. New cases came in from all parts of the country with Sindh and Punjab frequently switching places as the provinces hit worst by the virus.

Numerous new cases were detected among Tableeghi Jamaat members across the country. In view of this, IGP Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar directed police officers in the province to restrict the movement of Tableeghi Jamaat members, declaring their marakiz as temporary quarantines. Raiwind went into complete lockdown too after a mosque was found to be housing affected patients.

At the same time, reports of recoveries kept arriving with Pakistan’s tally of people who recovered from the novel coronavirus crossing 80. As for the death toll, the virus has claimed 27 lives so far in the country with the government coronavirus portal classifying 12 cases as critical.

In the US, the coronavirus fatalities have exceeded China’s with the toll now crossing 4,000. That means the US now has the third-highest death toll after Italy and Spain, and the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world with more than 188,000 patients.

The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the United State from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Meanwhile, Spain, the United Kingdom, and France each reported their biggest overnight jump in deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Here are the latest updates:


11.45 pm

27 more recover in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP has recorded a full recovery of another 27 coronavirus patients.

The total number of people who have recovered from the virus in the province stands at 29.

11.30 pm

2 more deaths reported in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health authorities have reported deaths of another two coronavirus patients, one each in Bannu and Nawshera.

This brings KP’s provincial death toll to 8.

11.15 pm

KP reports 23 new cases

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s health department has confirmed the addition of another 23 coronavirus cases to its tally.

11.00 pm

PM launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative to minimize the economic impact of Covid-19 on the poor.

10.45 pm

6 new cases reported in Balochistan

Balochistan has reported 6 new cases taking the provincial tally to 164.

This takes Pakistan’s national tally to 2,118.

10.30 pm

Wimbledon canceled due to Coronavirus

10.00 pm

Sindh reports another death

Sindh has reported another Covid-19 death, Sindh’s Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Pechuho has confirmed.

The victim was a 59-year-old resident of Karachi with a recent travel history of Saudi Arabia.

9.00 pm

Lockdown restrictions in Pakistan to remain till April 14: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the restrictions imposed across the country to curb the spread of Covid-19 will remain in place till April 14.

7.30 pm

21% of Covid-19 patients in Pakistan have recovered fully: Zafar Mirza

SAPM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that about 21% of Pakistan’s coronavirus patients have already fully recovered.

He added that the tally of Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries has now climbed to 82.

7.10 pm

Sindh reports 33 new cases

33 new coronavirus cases have emerged in Sindh taking its provincial tally to 709.

7.00 pm

Govt to allow special flight to bring back stranded Pakistanis

The govt is set to allow a special flight that will bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad on April 4.

The news was confirmed by the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. He informed that the plane will land in Islamabad and all passengers will be tested and quarantined as per the new protocol.

6.45 pm

Thailand launches fast-track COVID-19 strip test

6.35 pm

8 new coronavirus cases emerge in Punjab

Punjab has reported 8 new cases of the novel coronavirus taking the provincial tally to 748.

The new numbers take Pakistan’s national tally to 2,079.

6.30 pm

NDMA carries out disinfection drive in Islamabad’s Bhara Kahu

5.15 pm

PM urges youth to join Corona Tiger Force

5.00 pm

KP reports 8 new recoveries

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has confirmed the recovery of 8 more coronavirus patients.

With this, the province’s recovery tally has reached 10. The dept says that 117 zaireen will also be released from the Gomal camp tomorrow.

4.00 pm

Islamabad’s Rimsha Colony now de-sealed

Reopening of Rimsha Colony in Islamabad has been ordered by the District Health Office.

The colony was one of the three localities in Islamabad that were sealed after cases of coronavirus appeared there.

3.30 pm

CM Punjab visits 1,000-bed field hospital set up at Expo Center

CM Punjab Usman Buzdar has visited the one-thousand-bed field hospital set up in a record time of 9 days at the Lahore Expo Center.

The hospital houses a triage, ICU, and rescue services among other facilities.

3.00 pm

PM Imran Khan asks public to contribute to coronavirus fund

2.55 pm

Punjab reports 32 new cases

32 new coronavirus cases have emerged in Punjab.

The provincial total now stands at 740.

2.45 pm

FACT CHECK: Viral message about this coronavirus vaccine is fake

Recently, a number of social media handles posted images of a new COVID-19 vaccine, which has sparked a wave of new hope and happiness among the people. The same has also been forward on instant messaging apps like WhatsApp.

To everyone’s disappointment, the image used in such posts is not a vaccine. However, it is a quick 10-minute testing kit developed by a Korean company Sugentech.

Read the full story here.

2.30 pm

Journalists to get a dedicated coronavirus app soon: Firdous Ashiq Awan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the govt is in the works to launch a mobile app for the journalist fraternity to provide them with data related to the affected journalists.

The govt has also prepared special protective kits from journalists in collaboration with NDMA, she added.

2.15 pm

GB considers conferring Pakistan’s highest civil award on Dr Osama Riaz

Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain has approved a summary requesting to grant Pakistan’s highest civil award to Osama Riaz, a young doctor who lost his life while being on the frontline of the coronavirus fight.

2.00 pm

New York’s Empire State Building pays tribute to medical workers fighting coronavirus

1,30 pm

Italy extends lockdown until Easter

Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate.

The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day.

The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the day before.

Source: BBC

1.00 pm

3 more in Sindh test negative

Another three coronavirus patients have tested negative for coronavirus taking the number os recoveries in the province to 54.

12.55 pm

AJK reports 3 new cases

Azad Jammu and Kashmir has recorded another 3 coronavirus cases in the areas of Bhambore and Trarkhel.

With the new numbers, the AJK tally has risen to 9 so far.

12.50 pm

PIA mulls partial resumption of international flights from tomorrow

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is mulling a partial resumption of international flight operations starting tomorrow. National Security Committee (NSC) and Foreign Office are expected to give formal approval to national flag carrier today.

Following a sharp increase in the Coronavirus cases, PIA had decided to suspend international flights till March 28.

Read the full story here.

12.45 pm

HEC to inspect the quality of online classes

In response to a number of complaints regarding online classes in some universities, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has asked for detailed information on the courses in order to inspect the quality of the content, delivery, and connectivity.

This was stated by HEC Chairman, Tariq Banuri. He said that if a university is found unable to deliver good quality online lectures, they will be directed to halt such lectures until the requisite conditions are met.

Read the full story here.

12.40 pm

Murree Brewery wants to manufacture hand sanitizers instead of alcohol

Pakistan’s most prominent manufacturer of alcoholic products, Murree Brewery, has asked for permission from the Government of Punjab to manufacture alcohol-based hand sanitizers in order to meet the demand of the consumers who are eager to protect themselves against coronavirus pandemic.

In his letter, the Chief Executive of Murree Brewery Company Isphanyar M Bhandara requested the Punjab Director General of Excise and Taxation to give permission to his company to manufacture/sell alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Read the full story here.

12.30 pm

Rawalpindi reports another coronavirus death

A 50-year-old coronavirus patient in Rawalpindi with a recent history of travel to the UK has lost the battle against the virus.

The death was confirmed by Deputy Commissioner Anwarul Haq who said that the patient’s results came positive today after he died last night.

12.25 pm

WHO advice for home-caregivers of Covid-19 patients

12.15 pm

3 sealed localities in Islamabad to reopen

Bhara Kahu, Shehzad Town, and Rimsha Colony (H-9) localities of Islamabad are to reopen as the ICT administration has decided to de-seal the areas.

The said localities were sealed to curtail the spread of the virus after coronavirus cases were confirmed in these areas.

12.00 pm

UAE lifts ban on WhatsApp & other VoIP services due to Covid-19

Last week, UAE lifted the ban and made Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Zoom, and Blackboard publicly available throughout the country.

A week after that, the government, realizing the importance of working from home in these testing times, has lifted the ban of Google Hangouts Meet, Cisco Webex, Avaya Spaces, BlueJeans, and Slack as well.

Read the full story here.

11.40 am

DI Khan reports first two cases

Dera Ismail (DI) Khan on Wednesday reported the city’s first two coronavirus cases as the pandemic firms its grip on the country.

The confirmation was made by the city’s district administration. The two patients – brother and sister – do not have a travel history and as many as 12 of the people who recently came into contact with them have been put under quarantine.

11.30 am

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11.00 am

GB reports 36 new cases

36 new cases have been reported in Gilgit Baltistan taking the region’s tally to 184.

This takes Pakistan’s national tally to 2,031.

10.00 am

Islamabad coronavirus tally revised to 54

The government Covid-19 portal has revised the ICT virus tally to 54 from the previous 58.

9.00 am

Coronavirus ‘worst crisis’ since WWII: UN Chief

The United Nations chief has warned the coronavirus pandemic presents the world with its “worst crisis” since World War II, with the number of dead in the United States now higher than in China and hard-hit countries in Europe reporting their highest number of deaths in a single day.

8.00 am

US overtakes China in coronavirus death toll

With deaths crossing 4,000, the US has overtaken China in coronavirus fatalities.

The country is now the epicenter of the pandemic with over 188,000 confirmed cases and deaths projected at 100,000 to 250,000.

2.30 am

Pakistan’s coronavirus tally exceeds 2,000

The Covid-19 tally in Pakistan has crossed 2,000 as numerous new cases were reported on Tuesday from different parts of the country.

Tuesday was the second consecutive day when Pakistan saw the biggest single-day jump in Covid-19 cases.

2.00 am

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  • Admin pagal hau pore duniya main itne zaida cases hai Pakistan kia asmaan say utra hua tara hai jau yaha kam cases hau gai.Italy,spain,France,Germany,USA,South korea sab ke cases dekho daily panic na philao.

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