Lahore, 1st April: The number of coronavirus patients is increasing around the world and has affected more than 860,095 people and the number of reported deaths is 42,344 so far.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, there has been an increase in the number of coronavirus patients to 2,039 and the death toll has risen to 26 in Pakistan.
There are 676 patients of coronavirus in Sindh, 708 in Punjab, 253 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 184 in Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan has 158 cases, 54 are in Islamabad, and 6 in Kashmir.
The pandemic has killed 26 people across the country, the highest number of death rates is in Punjab, which is 9, 8 people have died in Sindh, 6 in KP, 2 in Gilgit and 1 in Balochistan.
4 people have died in Lahore district, in Punjab, 3 in Rawalpindi, while 1 each casualty has been reported in Rahim Yar Khan, and Faisalabad. All the deaths in Sindh have taken place in Karachi.
57 more cases were confirmed in Punjab yesterday, after which the number of affected patients has increased to 708 in the province.
According to data released by Chief Minister Punjab Usman Bazdar, 337 people were confirmed with the virus which includes pilgrims in Dera Ghazi Khan, and people in quarantine in Multan, Raiwind and Faisalabad.
According to data, Lahore has 154 confirmed cases, Gujarat 72, Rawalpindi 45, Jhelum 28, Nankana 13, Gujranwala 12, Faisalabad 9, Hafizabad and DG Khan 5, Mandi Bahauddin 4, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar and Mianwali 3, and 3 in Narowal. There are 2 each case in Lodhra, Multan, Vehari, and Sargodha. Besides, there are 1 case each in Attock, Khushab, Bahawalpur, Kasur, and Layyah.
Lockdown imposed due to the pandemic in the country is still going on, markets in Sindh, KP, Balochistan, Punjab are shut down and public transport is closed, railway service and air service are also suspended.
Lockdown violators are being prosecuted, Chief Minister Sardar Usman has fixed the hours of essential shops across the province from 9 am to 5 pm from today onwards. According to the orders, fruits and vegetable shops and general stores will be closed at 5 pm throughout the province, however, pharmacies and medical stores are exempted from this schedule.