Death toll rises to 2700 worldwide from Corona Virus

Cases in Iran, Afghanistan sent alarm bells in Pakistan

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Monitoring Desk

Death toll from the deadly Corona Virus has risen to 2700 across the globe with fresh deaths from China. The virus has spread around the world and affected over 80000. South Korea has become the second worst hit country with 890 cases after China. China’s Wuhan province is the worst hit.

Europe’s Italy is also one of the worst hit with 220 Corona Virus cases and seven deaths so far. Iran has confirmed 12 deaths and 60 cases, CNN files a comprehensive report worldwide.

Over all 35 deaths reported out of China:

Iran: 12

South Korea: 7

Italy: 7

Japan: 4

Hong Kong: 2

Philipines: 1

France: 1

Taiwan: 1

In Pakistan, the authorities are concerned about increasing cases of neighboring Iran and Afghanistan. Pakistan has already closed its border with Iran and closed all immigration offices at the border to halt the deadly corona virus. Imran Zarkoon, the director general provincial disaster management authority told Quetta Voice that four screening points have been established at the Iran border. He said that 100 bed tent would be established by today and all arrangements were being made by the government in this regard.

Pakistan has already declared emergency in five bordering districts with Iran. The districts include Chaghi, Panjgur, Kech, Gwadar and Washuk. The authorities have been placed on high alert to tackle any emergency situation in the aftermath of deaths caused by corona virus in Iran.

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