Pakistan’s coronavirus cases tally on Sunday jumped to 2880 after new COVID-19 infections were reported from across the country during the last 24-hours while Pakistan has decided to open Torkham and Chaman border crossings for four days from Monday to allow the exit of Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan amid coronavirus pandemic.
According to the statistics on the dashboard, the death toll in the country from the virus has jumped to 45, with four deaths reported during the past 24 hours. 170 patients have recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far.
The total count of COVID-19 includes 1163 patients in Punjab, 864 in Sindh, 372 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 206 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), 185 in Balochistan, 78 in Islamabad, 12 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The country has recorded 172 new cases during the last 24 hours.
In another positive development in the fight against coronavirus, the Balochistan government confirmed on Sunday that 13 more people have recovered from the virus in Quetta.
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan said: “at least 13 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have made a full recovery in Balochistan and discharged from hospital”. This brings the province’s tally of recovered to 32.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus cases in Balochistan rose to 185 on Sunday morning after 10 more cases of local transmission have been detected in Quetta.
“Pakistan has decided to open Torkham and Chaman border crossings for four days from Monday to allow the exit of Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan amid coronavirus pandemic.“
The Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement that the step has been taken on a special request of the Afghan government based on humanitarian considerations and to facilitate the Afghan nationals.
The statement further said as a neighbor and in view of fraternal bilateral relations, Pakistan remains in abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, particularly at this time of the global pandemic.