New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan might be over 50,000 by the end of April – 2,392 critical patients needing intensive care, 7,024 serious patients and 41,482 others who would have mild symptoms and just require isolation at their homes, the country’s Supreme Court was informed by the ministry of national health services. However, these are projections based on assumptions made from the trends of the outbreak. Also Read - Unlock 1: Over 9,800 Cases Recorded in Last 24 Hours; Religious Institutions Prepare For Staggered Opening
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“Nobody should have the false notion that they will be safe from this (coronavirus)…Look at New York where most of the rich people live,” he said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Amid Surge in Cases in Capital, Delhi Government Issues New SOPs For COVID Hospitals | Read Here
As of Saturday, Pakistan has recorded 2,818 cases and 41 deaths. Punjab — the hotspot of the viral infection in Pakistan — reported a total of 1,131 cases, followed by Sindh at 839, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 383, Balochistan 185, Gilgit-Baltistan 193, Islamabad 75 and 12 cases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Tens of thousands of worshippers who congregated at the Tablighi Jamaat in Lahore are on the radar now. According to reports, about 100,000 people went to the meeting, which took place despite government requests to cancel it in light of the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official at Lahore’s district commissioner’s office said the gathering’s location outside the eastern city has now been sealed off.
(With Agency Inputs)