Pakistan on Tuesday has reported first dying from the novel coronavirus whereas over 190 sufferers are contaminated with the illness throughout the nation.

The Nationwide Command and Management Heart confirmed that the sufferer belonging to Punjab province misplaced his life because of the virus.

Earlier right now, provincial well being minister Dr Yasmin Rashid mentioned that the variety of coronavirus sufferers in Punjab has escalated to 6.

Addressing a press convention, the minister has suggested to keep away from pointless journey and keep at house to curb the unfold of the virus. She additionally requested the docs to stay alert.

Federal and provincial governments have shut all the tutorial establishments and land borders and determined to restrict worldwide flights and discourage giant gatherings to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus.

In the meantime, the lethal virus that first originated within the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan in December final yr has claimed over 7,000 lives and contaminated greater than 150,000 folks throughout 135 nations and territories.