Corona Virus Update for March 25, 2020

  • COVID-19 cases in Pakistan have crossed the 1,000 mark today
  • Punjab reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday in Lahore
  • Islamabad has announced partial lockdown closing public transport & OPDs
  • PM Imran Khan has announced a relief package for people & businesses
  • Cities are under complete lockdowns save essential services and movement
  • Public is advised to remain indoors and show responsibility in this time of crisis

Pakistan Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Kits from China

The first shipment of COVID-19 kits from China has arrived at Karachi International Airport.

China has donated 1 million masks (including N95 masks), 50,000 testing kits, and other protective gear for medics.

Daraz Shrinks Operations, Limits Shopping to Essentials Only

Daraz has announced suspension of its Pakistan Day Sale and has stopped deliveries ‘until further notice’.

“Until we have more clarity, we have also reduced the assortment available through Daraz,” an email to a customer read.

The company, however, will continue the sale of essential items such as health & cleaning products and household groceries with ‘extended delivery times’.

Shipment also includes other relief equipment and goods.

  • Army has been deployed across Pakistan to help civil admin fight COVID-19
  • Cities are under complete lockdowns save essential services and movement
  • Sindh politician Saeed Ghani also tested positive and is under self-quarantine
  • So far, the virus has affected 959 and killed 7 in Pakistan
  • Public is advised to remain indoors and show responsibility in this time of crisis

The armed forces were called in by the government on Monday to help curb the spread of coronavirus that has infected over 870 people and claimed 6 lives in Pakistan so far. Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar in his press briefing on Monday reiterated the army’s commitment to helping the nation fight the pandemic.

“It’s time to make tough decisions on individual, family, community, and society levels,” he said. Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar also highlighted the importance of social distancing saying, “All borders have already been closed as a precautionary measure, but the real border is between man and coronavirus that we need to control.”

[information from www.propakistani.com]