The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 48,091 on Thursday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 48,091
• Sindh: 18,964
• Punjab: 17,382
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 6,815
• Balochistan: 2,968
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 1,235
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 579
• AJK: 148
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 351
• Sindh: 316
• Balochistan: 38
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 4
• Punjab: 297
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 10
• AJK: 1
Officials have recorded more than 5 million cases and more than 326,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Smart lockodwn extended in province till June 2: Balochistan govt
Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaqaut Shahwani announced that the provincial government has extended the smart lockdown in the province till June 2.
“Ban on Public transport is still in place in Balochistan,” Shahwani told the media. He added that the ban has been imposed to stop the spread of the virus.
“The fear is that if the transport is opened then coronavirus may reach the rural areas,” said the spokesperson.
Sindh CM dedicates Eid to frontline workers
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah stated that his government would like to dedicate this year's Eid to those on the frontline fighting coronavirus such as the medical staff, janitorial staff, police and ward boys.
"The greatest gift to our health workers is staying at home, not put them under pressure," the CM said while addressing a press conference in Karachi. He also urged the people to stay at home to keep everyone safe.