ISLAMABAD – Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Companies (NHS) Dr Zafar Mirza late Wednesday confirmed first two deaths from coronavirus within the nation.

He introduced that two individuals had died after being contaminated by the coronavirus. In a tweet, the highest well being official stated {that a} 50-year-old man who had not too long ago returned from Umra and died in Mardan was the primary dying from the virus within the nation.

Moments later he added {that a} 36-year-old affected person in Peshawar’s Girl Studying Hospital had additionally handed away, bringing the full tally as much as two. Dr Zafar stated that every one latest contacts of the deceased individuals have been being screened.

The whole variety of coronavirus sufferers exceeded to 300 within the nation until late Wednesday. In accordance with officers, a minimum of 304 coronavirus sufferers have been confirmed throughout the nation. Nevertheless, solely 4 obtained recovered.

Earlier, SAPM on Nationwide Well being Companies Zafar Mirza confirmed 247 circumstances in nation with 9 confirmed circumstances from Punjab. However, Punjab CM Usman Buzdar confirmed 33 such circumstances late night time. Nevertheless, the Every day Scenario Report (DSP) ready by Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH) on Wednesday confirmed 241 circumstances with 26 from Punjab.

In the meantime, a senior official stated that it was additionally determined to shut the NIH data board on the web site.

Zafar Mirza claimed that the federal authorities, provinces and all stakeholders have been engaged on conflict footing for security and effectively being of individuals of Pakistan. All sources are mobilised and measures taken for prevention and mitigation. So Far there are 247 confirmed circumstances.


Giving provincial breakdown of the circumstances, he stated that 7 circumstances have been confirmed in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Punjab 9, Sindh 183 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 19, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) 1 and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 13. He stated that there is no such thing as a COVID19 associated reported deaths up to now in Pakistan.

Spokesperson Ministry of NHS Sajid Hussain Shah stated that numbers launched by the Ministry are verified and confirmed.


In the meantime the DSP of NIH stated that 08 COVID-19 circumstances have been confirmed in ICT, 26 in Punjab, 172 in Sindh 17 in KP 15 in Baluchistan, nil in AJK and 03 from GB.

The NIH report additionally stated that 20088 travellers have been screened at Factors of Entry in final 24 hours and 115 have been suspected at POEs.

NIH additionally stated that danger evaluation of the present affect of the illness in Pakistan is average.

About preparation and responses the report stated that Fast Response Workforce (RRT) in Balochistan has been assigned to gather samples from all quarantined inhabitants at PCSIR Quetta. All individuals screened, samples have been taken and despatched to lab for diagnoses.

In Sindh it stated that eating places and malls have been closed for 2 weeks whereas Sindh authorities procured 10,000 kits, in Punjab it stated that testing kits and protecting gears have been procured, employees educated quarantine and isolation wards ready.


In KP, quarantine facility for 171 passengers established at Gomal Medical Faculty from individuals travelling from Taftan border. In AJK district RRTs have carried out screening of 02 staff from US, 24 from UK, 10 from UAE, 21 from Saudi Arabia , 01 from Oman, France and Bahrain every up to now.


In GB the full 1000 PPE kits, 17 thermo-guns and 781 VTM, PCR kits with the testing capability of 500 samples made out there. It added that 329 pilgrims are being managed at quarantine facilities, established at Gilgit, Nagar, Astore, Skardu, Ghanche, Shigar and Karmang for 14 days. Informing concerning the scientific state of affairs of the sufferers admitted in PIMS, Dr. Waseem Khawja stated that one affected person is on ventilator whereas different are secure. He stated that no one not too long ago has been discharged from the hospital up to now.