KARACHI: The union council – which reported the primary demise in Khyber- Pakhtunkwa’s Mardan district – was positioned below lockdown by authorities for an indefinite time period.
“Whole of the union council is declared critical, hence complete lockdown of the Union Council Manga is ordered with immediate effect and there shall be no entry and exit,” mentioned a notification from the Workplace of the Deputy Commissioner, Mardan.
In the meantime, in Haripur district, 22 folks, together with the Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) obtained examined for coronavirus. Nevertheless, the check outcomes have but to be obtained. The people have been shifted from Khanpur relaxation home to different locations.
Partial lockdown in Sindh, Punjab, Ok-P as Pakistan fights COVID-19
A day earlier, Ok-P authorities confirmed Pakistan’s first two COVID-19 deaths in Mardan and Peshawar.
Ok-P CM’s Adviser on Info Ajmal Khan Wazir mentioned the primary deceased, a 50-year-old affected person, had arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 9.
The deceased’s coronavirus check, he mentioned, got here constructive yesterday (March 17). He hailed from Manga village, the adviser added.
The second affected person, a 36-year-old man from Hangu, had arrived within the nation from Turkey by way of Dubai, mentioned Wazir. He was additionally examined constructive yesterday, he added.
In wake of a surge in novel coronavirus circumstances throughout the nation, provincial governments set out for a lockdown on Thursday to include the outbreak.
Ok-P stories second COVID-19 fatality, nationwide infections rise to 299
The lethal pneumonia-like virus, which surfaced in China’s Hubei province late December 2019, has contaminated over 200,000 folks globally with over 9,000 deaths. Though scientists across the globe are growing vaccine and medicine, the one defence towards the virus presently is preventive measures– self-isolation or quarantine.
Pakistan’s tally of the COVID-19 sufferers crossed 300 on Wednesday with Punjab confirming a complete of 33 circumstances.