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Corona cases in Pakistan rose to 271,887, recovery rate rose to 236,596

The number of confirmed Corona cases in Pakistan rose to 271,887 on Saturday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

Total: 271,887

• Sindh: 116,800

• Punjab: 91,691

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 33,071

• Balochistan: 11,550

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 14,821

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,942

• AJK: 2,012

Deaths: 5,787

• Punjab: 2,113

• Sindh: 2,110

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,170

• Balochistan: 136

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 162

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 47

• AJK: 49

RECOVERED: 236,596

Tighter mask rules, more tests as WHO warns of Europe virus spike

The World Health Organization expressed concern Friday over a coronavirus resurgence in Europe as Britain joined France, Germany and Austria in announcing tighter mask rules and greater testing.

Europe accounts for a fifth of the world’s more than 15 million infections and remains the hardest-hit region in terms of deaths, with 207,118 out of more than 630,000 globally since the virus emerged in China late last year.

The WHO’s European chapter pointed to rising cases on the continent over the past two weeks, saying tighter measures may be needed to curb the spread.

Europe like other regions is struggling to balance restrictions to halt COVID-19 against the need to revive economies as people there emerge from some of the world’s toughest lockdowns.

A three-year-old girl died in Belgium, becoming the country’s youngest known coronavirus victim, in a further wake-up call for a continent that has recently lifted shutdowns.

“The recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some countries following the easing of physical distancing measures is certainly cause for concern,” a WHO-Europe spokeswoman told AFP.

“If the situation demands, reintroduction of stricter, targeted measures with the full engagement of communities may be needed.”


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