ISLAMABAD: The novel coronavirus – which originated within the central China metropolis of Wuhan in direction of the top of December 2019 – has unfold to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory sickness attributable to the mysterious contagion has thus far killed 1000’s of individuals and contaminated tens of hundreds of others throughout the globe.
Although the lethal infestation has been contained by the Chinese language authorities in Wuhan, the virus has now unfold elsewhere, particularly in Europe and the US, with the World Well being Organisation declaring Europe as the brand new epicentre of the viral illness.
Pakistan, regardless of its shut proximity with China, remained unscathed till February 26 when a younger man from Karachi examined constructive for the novel coronavirus. He had returned from Iran – one of many worst-hit international locations.
After a short pause following the primary case, COVID-19 circumstances witnessed a pointy surge as extra pilgrims getting back from Iran examined constructive.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 1,350 with 442 circumstances in Sindh, 490 in Punjab, 131 in Balochistan, 180 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 103 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 27 in Islamabad and two in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The virus has claimed 11 lives in Pakistan. Alternatively, 25 sufferers have totally recovered.
Because the state of affairs stays fluid, the stats are altering quick and we’re updating them accordingly.