Punjab, Sindh coronavirus cases cross 50,000 mark


LAHORE, JUNE 13 (DNA) – Two of the most populated provinces in the country, Punjab and Sindh, crossed 50,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to the government’s COVID-19 portal.

In the last 24 hours, Punjab reported 2,705 cases taking the provincial tally to 50,087, while Sindh’s COVID-19 cases total is at 51,518 after 2,262 new cases were reported.

Punjab has reported the highest number of fatalities at 938, while 816 people have lost the battle to the deadly virus in Sindh.

Following the steep increase in cases, the governments of both the provinces are contemplating on imposing a lockdown, especially in Lahore and Karachi. A decision will, however, be taken after suggestions with the federal government.

The total number of COVID-19 cases across Pakistan have amounted to 132,405 and the number of deaths increased to 2,551. On the other hand, more than 50,000 people have defeated the virus.

According to experts, the country will experience a peak in its cases from June to August. Residents have been advised to strictly follow the government’s precautionary SOPs, wear masks and maintain social distancing.DNA