Pakistan reports 100+ corona related deaths in a single day

PM Imran Khan emphasized on the importance of following SOPs

The number of positive coronavirus cases has topped 110,000 with more than 100 deaths taking place in the single day for the first time. As per the official statistics, more than 4,600 people tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8 with a record 105 deaths.

Sindh, the second largest province of the country in terms of population, now has over 40,000 cases with about 1,800 reported in the last 24 hours. There were 17 deaths during the same period as well. Nearly 20,000 people have recovered in the province as well.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has appealed to the nation to remain cautious and follow the SOPs from the government. He also said that the cases of coronavirus are expected to peak at the end of July. Imran also reiterated that an additional 1,000 beds with oxygen supply units will be provided to the hospitals’ intensive care units across the country.  

“I appeal to the nation to show seriousness in adopting the SOPs, lest it could put your lives and those your near ones at risk,” Khan said in a televised public message. “We are aware that the virus is here to stay, but we have to slow down its spread through precautions.”

Pakistan is currently at the 15 spot in terms of total number of positive cases. At current pace, Pakistan could end up being among the top ten countries in the list in a matter of weeks.

Coronavirus has been effecting celebrities and politicians as well in recent weeks. At least two lawmakers have passed away and several others are affected. These include Pakistan’s railways’ minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and PML-N leader Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary.

Writer and anchor Vasay Chaudhary and mimicry expert Shafat Ali Shah have also tested positive. Senior actresses Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo are also suffering from the novel coronavirus.    

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