ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has jumped to 779 with 23 new COVID-19 cases reported in the country from midnight, reported media on Monday.
According to the National Command and Control Centre for the novel coronavirus, 352 cases have been diagnosed in Sindh, 225 in Punjab, 104 in Balochistan, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,71 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 11 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
So far, the coronaivurs has claimed five lives, while six patients have recovered in the country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the countrymen on government strategy and current development with regards to the global coronavirus pandemic.
PM Imran Khan said that a lockdown is not being considered as 25% population of Pakistan is below the poverty line who cannot survive if a 14-day closure of the country occurs.
Detailing the lockdown, curfew situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that the situation requires armed forces and other security personnel patrolling streets, roadways and alleyways and forceful isolation of the masses which he does not want.