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Number of Covid patients in Balochistan may reach 100,000 soon: officialTHE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF

CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: A top health official of Baloch­istan has raised an alarm over the surge of coronavirus infections in the province, warning the cases could increase to over 100,000 within the next few months. “From July to September we are expecting coronavirus cases to peak and the situation could become dangerous,” said Dr Saleem Abro, Director General Health Balochistan, at a press conference held on Friday. “About 40 per cent of the population in the province is currently infected,” he added. “People are also not informing the government about infected patients and deaths are occurring in various parts of Balochistan,” said Dr Abro. “If people do not strictly follow the SOPs, then the infections could reach over 100,000,” he added. According to DG Health, 79,000 people have so far been screened for Covid-19. He lamented the fact that even though health authorities had recommended a complete lockdown but their warnings were ignored with the lockdown converted to a “smart” lock

Work begins on CPEC's western route: Murad Saeed

 Last updated on: 14 June,2020 05:23 pm Work begins on CPEC's western route: Murad Saeed ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed has said that work has begun on western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Murad Saeed, while addressing a press conference, said that pace of work on CPEC has increased and new projects are also being launched and government has approved DI Khan-Zhob road under CPEC’s western route, which was demand of smaller provinces. The minister informed that tender for Hyderabad and Sukkur Motorways will be held this year. He further said that roads of 1800 kilometers will be constructed without any burden on national exchequer while areas located on GT Road will also be connected to Motorways. Murad Saeed said that less money is being spent on roads as compared to previous governments as more roads are being constructed under public-private partnership. Projects in Sindh, South Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were