Amid the countrywide lockdown, the full variety of confirmed coronavirus sufferers has elevated to five,030 throughout Pakistan with almost half of the circumstances being reported from Punjab province alone. Whereas disclosing that the federal government has been shedding one-third of its income and exports had already dropped by 50 per cent as a result of pandemic, Minister for Planning, Growth and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar instructed the media that the federal government would determine on Monday whether or not to increase the lockdown or ease restrictions after April 15, reviews Daybreak information.
He was addressing a press convention together with Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Zafar Mirza on Saturday.
“Fewer deaths have been reported as in comparison with totally different predictive fashions. Although there have been fewer sufferers on the ventilators, for some weeks, however on Saturday that quantity reached 50,” he disclosed.
A minimum of eight extra coronavirus sufferers died on Saturday, taking the full toll to 86.
The Minister instructed the media that 144 billion PKR can be given to 12 million households underneath the Ehsaas Emergency Money Programme (EECP). This was the most important aid bundle within the nation’s historical past, he introduced.
Umar mentioned Prime Minister Imran Khan would chair a gathering of the Nationwide Coordination Committee on Coronavirus on Monday to debate the lockdown state of affairs.
The federal government would then determine whether or not to increase the lockdown or ease the restrictions after April 15, he added.
In the meantime, Mirza aide mentioned that testing functionality can be enhanced by the top of April, Daybreak information reported.
“Earlier round 800 exams have been being carried out day by day however for the previous couple of days, we’re conducting 2,500 to three,000 exams a day. By the top of this month, we are going to maintain as much as 25,000 exams day by day.”