ISLAMABAD – Particular Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Nationwide Well being Providers (NHS) Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday mentioned that the federal government acquired 500,000 N-95 masks from China for medical professionals.

SAPM Dr Zafar Mirza in his on-line briefing on COVID-19 scenario additionally mentioned that 500,000 N-N95 masks have been collected by the federal government whereas one other consignment carrying 12 tons of Private Safety Equipments (PPEs) can even attain after two days. 

Updating concerning the variety of instances he mentioned that 1022 folks have been confirmed with COVID-19.

He mentioned that the virus has the completely different sample in Pakistan in comparison with different nations as 24 p.c of contaminated sufferers are aged between 21 to 30 years. Dr Zafar Mirza additionally mentioned that 64 p.c contaminated sufferers are male whereas 36 p.c are females.

SAPM additionally mentioned that the native transmission of the virus in folks is 7 p.c whereas 93 p.c instances have been imported. He additionally knowledgeable that 5025 folks have been quarantined in several facilities through which 23 p.c have been discovered constructive with the virus.

In the meantime, all 148 passengers introduced from Doha after the air restrictions have been examined and their exams have been discovered unfavorable.

Dr. Mirza additionally mentioned that it has been additionally determined {that a} parliamentary committee can be shaped comprising the Member Parliaments (MPs) to supervise the COVID-19 scenario. All political events are on similar web page in dealing with COVID-19 scenario, he added

The assembly of the Nationwide Coordination Committee (NNC) can be held at present below the chairmanship of Prime Minister (PM) to overview the implementation of the choices of Nationwide Safety Committee (NCC).

He mentioned that the assembly can even overview the scenario emerged after the lock down choices applied by Sindh and Punjab. 

With fifty extra novel coronavirus (COVID-19) instances in at some point the tally of confirmed instances in nation on Wednesday reached above one thousand.

In response to the official COVID-19 dashboard the variety of verify instances reported in several areas of the nation have been 1022.

The official figures additionally mentioned that one demise was reported in final 24 hours whereas 21 sufferers of COVID-19 have been recovered thus far and 5 are nonetheless important.

The variety of sufferers elevated in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) the place 5 new instances have been reported in a day taking the tally to 20. In the meantime, numbers of sufferers in Sindh have been 413, Punjab 310, Baluchistan 117, Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) 80, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 81 and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) one.

The Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH) Each day Scenario Report (DSR) mentioned that fourteen sufferers have been recovered and discharged from Sindh, 2 from Punjab and a pair of from ICT.

In regards to the provinces’ preparedness and response, the NIH DSR mentioned that in Baluchistan 1,000 N95 dispatched for Taftan with different mandatory PPEs to quarantined populations whereas in Punjab 2 new BSL-Three labs arrange within the province, bringing the overall variety of BSL-Three labs to 4.

It additionally mentioned that in KP 9 ventilators have been acquired by Division of Well being, KP and distributed to Bannu, Mufti Mehmood Hospital DI Khan, and Woman Studying Hospital Peshawar. It additionally mentioned that in GB two crimson zones have been introduced.

In the meantime the World Well being Group (WHO) report on Pakistan mentioned that at present, the province of Sindh has the capability of working 1200 exams per day in several designated Labs which is elevated from 180 exams/day

It mentioned that 235 new suspected instances of COVID-19 reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and whole 612 individuals are quarantined in 05 districts of KP.

 The report additionally mentioned that the KMU and WHO staff visited the affected space (Village Manga) and performed interviews with the contacts of the current COVID-19 constructive instances and picked up 59 Nasopharyngeal swabs from shut contacts.