The variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances in Pakistan has reached 239 after the emergence of 29 new instances in east Punjab and south Sindh provinces on Tuesday, well being officers mentioned.

Murtaza Wahab, spokesperson of the Sindh authorities, mentioned they discovered 172 constructive instances within the province together with not less than 134 pilgrims with journey historical past of Iran. The sufferers are being saved in isolation wards established by the federal government in hospitals and at remoted buildings within the province.

The nationwide command and management heart within the Well being Ministry mentioned that Sindh was adopted by northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province within the variety of sufferers, the place 15 instances have been reported.

A complete of 10 individuals examined constructive for the illness in southwest Balochistan province, and Punjab reported eight COVID-19 sufferers with emergence of seven new instances on Tuesday, the middle mentioned, including that Islamabad and northwest Gilgit-Baltistan area have three and 4 sufferers of COVID-19 respectively.

Meeran Yousuf, media coordinator of the Sindh’s well being division, advised Xinhua that two contaminated sufferers in provincial capital of Karachi have been discharged after being declared virus-free, and many of the remaining sufferers are in secure situation.

Two sufferers together with a 51-year-old man and a 45-year-old lady have been discharged after they have been cured in Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, the hospital’s spokesperson Waseem Khawaja mentioned, including {that a} 31-year-old lady with a latest journey historical past to the USA is in essential situation at one of many isolation wards of the hospital.

A lot of the COVID-19 sufferers within the nation have a journey historical past to Iran the place they went for pilgrimage.

All provinces have allotted some vicinities to quarantine the contaminated sufferers together with wards in hospitals and separate locations in remoted areas.

Particular desks have been established on the three airports of the international locations in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to display individuals coming from overseas, whereas worldwide flight operation was suspended in different airports throughout the nation.

The federal government has imposed a ban on mass gatherings, and all academic institutes have been closed to keep away from the unfold of the pandemic. A number of personal places of work have additionally tasked their workers to work from home, and the federal government is weighing on the choice to comply with the identical step in a number of the places of work.