KP reports 4th death from coronavirus
Pakistan’s COVID cases 1,495
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on information Ajmal Wazir has confirmed a fourth death from coronavirus in the province.
The woman belonging to the Lower Dir area and had recently returned from Umrah.
Her village has been put under quarantine.
Number of people affected by coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jumped to 188 after 57 new cases were reported from across the province, Ajmal Khan Wazir said in a video link here on Saturday.
He was addressing a press briefing via video link said that new cases were: 34 from Mardan, five from Peshawar, four from Buner, and three each from Nowshera and Swabi.
Pakistan’s coronavirus tally on Saturday touched 1,415, as the country struggles to contain cases after losing 12 lives to the pandemic since the outbreak in February.
Twenty-five people have so far recovered from the virus.
Punjab leads the provinces with 497 cases, followed by Sindh with its 469 cases. Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have so far detected 133 and 188 cases, respectively.
With the emergence of new cases, Islamabad has now 39 cases. Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have 109 cases as of now.
Pakistan’s rising number of cases is being attributed to gross mismanagement of pilgrims at the Taftan quarantine centre and people’s reluctance to obey the social distancing directives.
A contingent of seven buses carrying 204 pilgrims who had been under quarantine at the Taftan border left on Saturday to take the pilgrims back to their homes. Of the 204 pilgrims, 77 are from Balochistan, 63 from Punjab, 59 from Sindh and 5 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.