COVID-19: Balochistan confirms 119 cases, national tally passes 1000
Fresh cases reported in Balochistan
By Our Reporter
Cases across Pakistan have risen to over 1000 as Balochistan province after report of fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. The virus has caused seven deaths across the country. Chief Secretary Balochistan, Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar has confirmed 119 cases in the province.
Sindh province has confirmed 413, Punjab 296, KP 78, Balochistan 110 and AJK/GB 82 cases of coronavirus so far. The national tally has risen to 956 on Tuesday evening.
Balochistan government has decided to build hospitals in Quetta and Taftan to house up to 2,000 people in times of crisis, the provincial chief secretary Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar said during a press talk. Provincial ministers Zahoor Buledi and Zamarak Khan Achakzai were also present on the occasion.
He urged people to take precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying indoors and distancing themselves from others. He, however, stated that deserving and needy people would be provided food and all necessary commodities by the government.
Most of the cases have been confirmed in Sindh province. Since the outbreak of the virus, Pakistan has so far confirmed six deaths. Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani confirmed first death caused by the coronavirus at Fatima Jinnah Chest and TB hospital. The victim had recently returned from Iran and was tested positive for the deadly virus.