1000-plus coronavirus cases in Punjab takes Pakistan's total tally above 2700-mark
New Delhi : The total number of positive coronavirus cases in Pakistan went beyond 2700-mark on Saturday with more than 1000 positive cases being registered in Punjab, where more than half of the country's population resides.
According to the National Health Services, COVID-19 has so far claimed 40 lives, while 130 patients have recovered.
Punjab -- the hotspot of the viral infection in Pakistan -- reported a total of 1,072 cases, followed by Sindh at 839, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 343, Balochistan 175, Gilgit-Baltistan 193, Islamabad 75 and 11 cases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The officials claimed that the virus is spreading in the nation at a fast rate despite several measures being taken by the government.
On Friday, the World Bank has approved USD 200 million in aid to Pakistan to help deal with the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has announced a package for the construction sector to restart the economy as no one know till when the coronavirus pandemic will stay.