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KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,098 on Thursday after more cases were reported from Balochistan, Sindh, Islamabad, and Gilgit Baltistan.
Meanwhile, 21 people have recovered from the disease. The community transmits disease has claimed eight lives in Pakistan whereas five patients are reported to be in serious condition.
Sindh has remained the worst affected region in the country, from the coronavirus with a total of 410 cases.
The provincial health authorities have reported no confirmed coronavirus cases until now. However earlier, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani was also tested positive for the coronavirus.
While provincial authorities had announced a complete lockdown in the region to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Punjab province has reported 323 confirmed cases. The Punjab government has also imposed partial lockdown in the province by imposing section 144.
The health authorities of the Balochistan government had confirmed 118 coronavirus cases in the province whereas the province has been lockdown from today till April 7, taking preventive steps against the diseases.
The provincial Home and Tribal Affairs Department issued a notification stated Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code has been imposed.
The KP government has registered a total of 121 cases while a partial lockdown has been imposed to limit the movement of the public due to the diseases.
The capital region has confirmed 20 coronavirus cases. Islamabad administration had also announced the partial lockdown by suspending inter-city transport and shutting all kinds of shopping malls and restaurants.
Gilgit-Baltistan administration registered a total of 82 cases of the virus and seven cases have emerged in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
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