Prime Minister's Special Assistant Dr Zafar Mirza says personal protection equipment, sufficient for one month, for health workers of Islamabad Capital Territory, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan has been provided.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this evening, he said all out efforts are being made to protect the health workers in fight against the COVID-19.
Dr Zafar Mirza said confirm cases of Corona affected people in Pakistan are 1,526, including 43 in Islamabad, Punjab 558, Sindh 481, Balochistan 138, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 188, GB 116, and Azad Kashmir two. He said 28 affected people have been recovered, while 13 died of the virus. He said 857 of positive cases came from Iran, which makes 58 percent of the total patients, 191 arrived from other countries, and 420 cases are locally grown. He said 756 of 1526 cases are under treatment in various hospitals of the country and 745 of them are showing stable condition and likely to fully recover soon. He said 11 patients are in critical condition, who are being treated at ICU. He said 8,066 people are in quarantine centers and only 20 percent of them are Corona positive.
The Special Assistant urged the people to observe social distancing and avoid handshaking and hugging to prevent spread of the Coronavirus.