ABBOTTABAD: Member of a international tableeghi jamaat handed away on Saturday as a result of novel coronavirus in Abbottabad.
Main (retd) Sardar Ilyas, a resident of the Kehal space, was receiving remedy on the CMH Hospital after testing constructive for the virus.
The 72-year-old retired military officer was reportedly a member of a Kyrgyzstan-based tableeghi jamaat.
Abbottabad District Well being Officer Dr Faisal mentioned a minimum of 10 members of the spiritual social gathering have been positioned below quarantine. They, 5 males and 5 ladies, had arrived within the metropolis two weeks in the past and had been dwelling in numerous localities.
All of the areas have been cordoned off by the officers and residents’ motion has been restricted in a bid to cease the proliferation of the lethal pneumonia-like illness that has claimed 14 lives in Pakistan and contaminated over 1,500.
At the very least 188 COVID-19 circumstances have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone with 4 deaths – together with Ilyas. The provincial authorities imposed a lockdown as sweeping measures to include the virus outbreak.
Academic establishments, purchasing malls, markets, eating places, and different non-public enterprise remained closed whereas inter-provincial and inter-city transport was additionally suspended. Factories, banks and the monetary sector has been directed to scale back work hours.