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Coronavirus cases are rising in Pakistan during Ramadan

Pakistan has reported sharp increase in number of coronavirus patients with 700 new cases and 12 deaths on the second day of Ramadan. 
As the country was already grappling to combat coronavirus spread, opening of mosques to offer congregational prayers and ease in lockdown during Ramadan have further deteriorate the situation, according to doctors. 
opening of mosques to offer congregational prayers
The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has also called for a strict enforcement of the lockdown to prevent congregations of all kinds to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing a press conference on Monday, representatives of the PMA including President Dr Abdul Wahid Abbasi, Dr Muhammad Usaman Mako, Dr Zulifqar Soomro. Dr Iftikhar Shah, called upon the government to involve (in its task force) health experts from public sector medical universities/hospitals and organisations of doctors actively fighting the deadly virus.
“We kept quiet and were avoiding to give our opinion as government was taking steps to save the country from deadly effects of coronavirus, but now the cases are in thousands which is alarming,” they said. Highlighting the gaps in the government strategy on Covid-19 and sharing suggestions, they said the government must reflect why the numbers of coronavirus cases were growing despite the lockdown, reported APP.
Meanwhile, the total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased to 13328 on Monday morning with 281 reported deaths and 3029 recoveries. Punjab remains the worst-hit with 5446 cases followed by Sindh 5615, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1864, Gilgit Baltistan 318, Islamabad 245 and Pakistan Administered Kashmir with 59 cases.

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  1. Tough times.
    All prayers to Pakistan.

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  2. That's terrifying. I hope all is well and good regulations are in place so everyone stays healthy.

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  3. Such a scary time for everyone for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Oh wow! I hope this virus will disipate soon!

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  5. Kristine Nicole AlessandraWed Apr 29, 09:52:00 AM 2020

    It is alarming to know of the rising cases worldwide. I can only hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon. For the meantime, we can do our part by staying home and staying safe.

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  6. That's so sad to hear. I hope everything will be okay as soon as possible.

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  7. Rising numbers of infected by the corona virus really makes me sad. This is not only the problem of one country but globally. I agree with the lockdown because by doing that we are able to stop or prevent the spread of the virus.

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  8. This is so terrifying and leaning towards hopelessness. Despite the lockdowns, the number grows daily.
    Only prayers can help us now.

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