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Pakistan: Situation Report as of 19th May 2020

Highlights

  • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 43,966 as of 19 May. Increase of 1,841 new cases in the last 24 hours.
  • The most affected province due to COVID-19 virus is Sindh 17,241, followed by Punjab 15,976.
  • The World Bank and the Sindh government agreed to launch a $145 million Sindh Covid-19 Response Programme and a Locust Control Programme in the province.
  • The first death of a healthcare worker from Covid-19 was reported at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims).
  • Pakistan International Airlines and Serene Air resumed their flight operations at Bacha Khan International Airport, after almost two months of closure due to the coronavirus lockdown.
  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dis­patched another consignment of Personal Protective Equip­ment (PPEs) to the hospitals of Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan aiming to save the doctors and paramedics from coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sindh Chief Minister stated that the Province is now able to conduct 6,550 tests a day.
  • Supreme Court (SC) ordered for reopening of shopping malls and markets for the whole week in the country, which had been shut down during the lockdown in the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
19 May 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Pakistan
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Information Management
Inter-Cluster Coordination