KARACHI: The union council, which reported coronavirus death the primary dying in Khyber Pakhtunkwa’s Mardan district, was positioned below lockdown by authorities for an indefinite time frame.
“Entire of the union council is said vital, therefore full lockdown of the Union Council Manga is ordered with quick impact and there shall be no entry and exit,” stated 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) received examined for coronavirus. Nevertheless, the check outcomes have but to be acquired. The people have been shifted from Khanpur relaxation home to different locations.
A day earlier, K-P authorities confirmed Pakistan’s first two COVID-19 deaths in Mardan and Peshawar.
K-P CM’s Adviser on Info Ajmal Khan Wazir stated the primary deceased, a 50-year-old affected person, had arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 9.
The deceased’s coronavirus check, he stated, got here optimistic 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, stated Wazir. He was additionally examined optimistic yesterday, he added.
In wake of a surge in novel coronavirus instances throughout the nation, provincial governments set out for a lockdown on Thursday to include the outbreak.
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 creating vaccine and medicine, the one defence towards the virus at present 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 instances.