ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan has claimed 7 lives in a day, taking the death toll to 23, said a media report on Tuesday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,775.
The rate of local transmission had increased to over 29 per cent, said Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Zafar Mirza.
“Overall 55 per cent cases have been reported in persons who had travelled to Iran, 16 per cent in those who travelled abroad, other than Iran, and 29 per cent cases were reported due to local transmission,” added Mirza.
There were media reports that international flight operation would be resumed from April 5, but it was not correct, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yusuf said while addressing a press conference on Monday.
“Flight operations will be resumed gradually as we want to ensure that we would stop the transmission of virus. Similarly, domestic flights and trains will be resumed after analysing the situation,” added Yusuf.
Meanwhile, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, who had tested positive for the highly contiguous coronavirus last week, has fully recovered.