Nine places in Islamabad to be sealed following surge in coronavirus cases


ISLAMABAD (Dna) – The local govenrment has decided to seal at least nine places in federal capital Islamabad following surge in coronavirus cases.

According to details, contingents of Pakistan Army and Rangers have been summoned while tests of the residents will also be conducted.

It is to be mentioned here that the coronavirus cases in Pakistan have passed China’s with a tally of 85,264 along with 82 fatalities in one day. The nationwide count of casualties has jumped to 1,770.

Islamabad has recorded 3,544 coronavirus cases with 38 deaths so far.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 32,910 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 31,104 in Punjab, 11,373 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,224 in Balochistan, 3,544 in Islamabad, 824 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 285 in Azad Kashmir.

Furthermore, 607 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 555 in Sindh, 500 in KP, 51 in Balochistan and 12 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted 615,511 coronavirus tests and 20,167 in last 24 hours. 30,128 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.