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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases numbers jump to 181 as 119 Taftan pilgrims in Sukkur test positive

This is the single largest increase in novel coronavirus cases in the country as of today.

coronavirus sukkurMurtaza Wahab in a tweet informed about the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sindh - OyeYeah News

The number of coronavirus positive cases in Pakistan has jumped to 181 as 119 Taftan pilgrims in Sukkur test positive.

Adviser to Sindh CM on Information Murtaza Wahab in a tweet informed about the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sindh.

“The total number of ppl affected by coronavirus in Sindh has reached 146. Out of this, 119 are Zaireen who are being kept in Sukkur, 26 are in Khi & 1 is in Hyd. This exponential increase is largely due to the recent inflow of ppl brought in from Taaftaan after a purported quarantine”, he tweeted.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah urged the people of the province to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid unnecessary meetings to curb the spread of novel coronavirus after the provincial tally rose to 103 on Monday.

“You have to adopt voluntary isolation… this the only solution to contain coronavirus,” he said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the KPK govt. also reported its first 15 cases of the novel coronavirus.

Provincial health minister Taimur Khan Jhagra in a tweet from his official handle said, “Just received news that 15 of 19 individuals received in KP from Taftan have tested positive for Corona Virus. These are the first positive cases in KP. They are being well looked after in quarantine in an isolated facility in DI Khan. More details soon”.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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