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32 corona patients recover as Balochistan tally tops 189

By  mohammad zafar  Apr.06,2020 Four health employees also catch coronavirus, forcing closure of Health Directorate QUETTA:  With an addition of four new cases on Sunday, the tally of coronavirus cases in Balochistan reached 189 with the number of locally transmitted cases in the province crossing the 50 mark. The development was confirmed by the Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani. On the other hand, the lockdown in Quetta and the rest of the province remained in force as markets stayed shut and traffic was low. The provincial government also initiated distribution of ration in different areas. According to official stats, so far ration has been distributed among 21,383 families. Besides, NGOs have distributed ration among 5,814 families while MNAs and political figures also handed ration to 7,756 families. In another positive development, the Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani confirmed that 13 more people have recovered from the virus in Quetta. “At l

66 coronavirus patients recover at Sukkur quarantine, 31 in Balochistan

SAMAA |  Digital Posted: Apr 6, 2020 | Last Updated: 6 mins ago Photo: Online Sixty-six people at the Sukkur quarantine centre have recovered from the coronavirus and been sent home. These are people from the group brought to the centre on March 14. They were kept in isolation and then retested. After they tested negative for the virus, they were allowed to go home with the provision that they keep following precautionary measures. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal announced in a tweet on Sunday that 31 people had recovered from the virus, taking the province’s tally of recovered patients to 60. On Sunday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah released a video message in which he said people in Sindh have been recovering without the use of medication. The best cure is isolation, he said.

Gwadar port stays largely unaffected by global pandemic By  app   Apr.05,2020 It however cannot escape effects coronavirus has had on international shipping BEIJING:  Despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Gwadar Port which is a major project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is functioning well. The comment came in response to a Global Times report which presumed Chinese teams are unable to return to their posts amid the pandemic that has stalled many Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects. It is pertinent to mention that a large number of projects under the BRI employ a limited number of Chinese staff and rely on local employees for most roles. According to the latest head count, there are two Chinese employees and 140 Pakistani employees working at Gwadar Port. Sindh CM urges people to keep social distancing till April 14 to curb coronavirus “The port is functioning well. Chinese workers have returned to their posts, after completing their 14-day self-imposed quarantine,” a source close to the senio