Pak PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan plans to announce a comprehensive roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies across the country, as the number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,664 on Monday, underlining that local transmission of the deadly virus is increasing.
The number of coronavirus cases has reached to 1,664, including 632 cases in Punjab, 508 in Sindh, 195 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 144 in Balochistan, 128 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), 51 in Islamabad and 6 in Kashmir.
So far 18 people have died, including 4 in the last 24 hour and 28 recovered, while another 11 were in critical conditions.
The epidemic is still spreading despite steps by the government. Advisor on health Dr Zafar Mirza said local transmission was increasing after government stopped all international flights.
Our patients include 8,083 pilgrims from Iran, 247 passengers from others countries, while local transmission is 29 per cent. But local transmission is increasing, he said.
Prime Minister Khan will soon announce a comprehensive roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies across the country, his aide said.