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Pakistan: Situation Update as of 25th of March 2020

Highlight

  • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 1000 as of 25 March. Increase of 113 new cases in the last 24 hours.
  • 18 cases have fully recovered and discharged from hospital while Ministry of Health Services confirmed 7 deaths.
  • All provinces have moved towards partial lock down as a precautionary measure with military deployment in aid of civil authorities.
  • The most affected province due to COVID-19 virus is Sindh 413, followed by Punjab 293.
  • The Chinese government together with Alibaba Foundation sent a cargo plane to Pakistan carrying several tones of medical supplies, including N95 and surgical masks, which was due to arrive in Karachi on March 25.
  • Government announced around Rs 1 trillion relief package aimed at providing financial support to different sectors of economy affected by the economic slowdown unleashed by coronavirus pandemic in the country.
  • The government allowed some international airlines to bring Pakistani National stranded in transit.
  • The government is using mobile technology / Geo tagging to locate the people who were in contact with the positive cases and indicating them to get quarantined.
  • The government has suspended all the railways and in country flight operation till 5th April,2020.
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
25 Mar 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Pakistan
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Kabul Informal Settlement