In the wake of increasing coronavirus cases in Pakistan, another aircraft carrying medical and relief items from China has been landed in Islamabad today (Tuesday).
According to details, 2.5 lac N-95 and 1.5 million surgical masks have also been handed over to Pakistani authorities from China.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal, in his statement, has lauded the assistance from neighboring country in this time of need. There is no shortage of testing kits in the country, he told.
On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 111 deaths – highest till date – by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 148,921. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,839.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,443 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 55,878 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 55,581 in Sindh, 18,472 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,327 in Balochistan, 8,857 in Islamabad, 1,143 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 663 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 922,665 coronavirus tests and 25,015 in last 24 hours. 56,390 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.