Corona threat: Army comes in aid of civil admin

According to latest reports, Pakistan now has 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19, their majority with a travel history. Sindh is the worst-affected province with 245 cases, followed by Balochistan (81), Punjab (78), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (23), Gilgit-Baltistan (21), Islamabad Capital Territory (7), and Azad Jammu andKashmir (1). There have been two confirmed deaths from the disease so far. The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar announced activation of the national data platform at a joint press conference held at the Command and Control Centre, with no media presence and only the state-run television channel recording the proceedings.

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