Coronavirus updates: Essential information for Pakistan

Coronavirus updates: Essential information for Pakistan

Artwork: Trinette Lucas/ SAMAA Digital

We will hold updating this story. Last replace: 1pm, Saturday, April 10, 2020

Number of confirmed instances as of 12pm, Monday, April 12, 2020
Pakistan: 725,602 (4,584 new)

Islamabad: 64,902
Sindh: 269,126
Punjab: 250,459
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 99,595
Balochistan: 20,321
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 14,594
Gilgit-Baltistan: 5,127

Tests accomplished as of 12pm, Monday, April 12, 2020
Total: 10,779,47
Over 24 hours: 44,514
Positivity price: 10.3
Active instances: 75,266
Critical instances: 4,201 (58 new)

Deaths from the virus as of 12pm, Monday, April 12, 2020
A complete of 15,501 individuals have died of the virus in Pakistan. (58 new)
Islamabad: 611
Punjab: 6,988
Sindh: 4,530
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 2,651
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 403
Balochistan: 215
Gilgit-Baltistan: 103

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Recoveries as of 12pm, Monday, April 12, 2020
So far, 634,835 (3,135 new) individuals have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.
Islamabad: 52,904
Sindh: 257,804
Punjab: 203,960
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 83,852
Balochistan: 19,375
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 12,021
Gilgit-Baltistan: 4,919


Important SOPs

Vaccine information

All vaccine updates might be discovered here.


What are the signs of COVID-19?
Cough (often dry), fever, issue respiration, muscle aches and pains, tiredness, lack of style and odor, chest ache

Which authorities ought to I contact?
Your authorities helplines

What will they do?
They will information you in regards to the subsequent steps. You might be linked to a physician who will take your medical and journey historical past. You might be instructed whether or not it’s good to be examined or not.
If it’s good to be examined well being authorities will ship an ambulance your strategy to take you to a hospital isolation ward. Your contacts might be traced and in addition examined.

What precautions ought to I take to guard myself from COVID-19?

  • Wear a face masks anyplace exterior your home. This contains crowded indoor locations as effectively.
  • Follow social distancing, hold a distance of at the least one metre from different individuals
  • Avoid giant public gatherings
  • Wash your arms steadily with cleaning soap and water for at the least 20 seconds
  • Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with you. The alcohol content material ought to be 60% or larger.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nostril and eyes
  • Stay at residence when you really feel sick
  • Disinfect office and residential surfaces, door knobs, counters
  • Cook meals completely

Advisory in Punjabi


Where can I’m going to get examined?


All Divisional Headquarters hospitals
Lahore: Mayo Hospital, Expo Centre, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Shaukat Khanum and Chughtai Lab
Karachi: AKUH Karachi, Dow OJHA, Indus Hospital, SIUT, Chughtai Lab, PNS Shifa, Essa Lab, Civil Hospital, Liaquat National, Ziauddin Hospital
Hyderabad: LUMHS Hospital
Khairpur: GIMS
Larkana: CMCH
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
Peshawar: Khyber Medical University, Hayatabad Medical Complex, RMI, NWGH, Anwar Lab
Swat: Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals
Abbottabad: ATH
Quetta: Fatima Jinnah Hospital
Taftan: Mobile testing unit
Skardu: CMCH
Gilgit: DHQ
Islamabad: PIMS, NIH
Azad Jammu and Kashmir:
Muzaffarabad: Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences

Isolation wards and centres in Pakistan

1. AKUH Karachi
2.JPMC, Karachi
3.Dow OJHA, Karachi
4.Civil Hospital, Karachi
5. Liaquat Uni Hospital, Hyderabad
6. PMCH Nawabshah
7. Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas
8. GMMMC Sukkur
9. CMCH Larkana
10. Expo Centre Karachi

1.Mayo Hospital Lahore
2. PKLI Centre Lahore
3. Expo Centre Field Hospital Lahore
4. Nishtar Hospital Multan
5. Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital Sialkot
6. Allied Teaching Hospital, Faisalabad
7. Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
1. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
2. Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar
3. RMI, Peshawar
4. NWGH, Peshawar
5. Swat: Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals
6. Abbottabad: ATH
7. DI Khan: MMTH

1. Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Quetta
2. Prince Fahad/ DHQ Hospital, Dalbandin, Chaghi
3. Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Hospital Hub Lasbela
4. DHQ Hospital, Uthal, Lasbela
5. DHQ Hospital Gwadar
6. Red Crecent Hospital, Gwadar
7. GDA Hospital, Gwadar
8. GDA Hospital, Gwadar
9. DHQ Teaching Hospital, Turbat


If you’re trying for locations that may present oxygen cylinders, oximeters and plasma, we’ve compiled a list of contacts here.


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What therapy approaches has Pakistan used for COVID-19 up to now?

Doctors in Pakistan try various completely different approaches together with:
1. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
2. Remdesivir
3. Steroids
4. Tocilizumab and Sarilumab
5. Convalescent plasma or immunoglobulins
6. Proning
7. Lopinavir/ritonavir
8. Radiology for prognosis

Read about them here.


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Twitter handles to comply with:

1.Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health: @fslsltn
2. National Institute of Health (NIH) Pakistan: @NIH_Pakistan
3. Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination: @nhsrcofficial
4.Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh: @SindhHealthDpt
5. Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister of Health & Population Welfare Sindh: @AzraPechuho
6. Senator Murtaza Wahab, Sindh Government Spokesperson: @murtazawahab1
7. Taimur Khan Jhagra KP Finance and Health Minister: @Jhagra
8. Health Department KP: @HealthKPGovt
9. Usman Buzdar Punjab Chief Minister: @UsmanAKBuzdar
10. Dr Yasmin Rashid Punjab Minister For Primary & Secondary Healthcare: @Dr_YasminRashid
11. Health Department Punjab: @HealthPunjabGov
12. Jam Kamal Khan Balochistan Chief Minister: @jam_kamal
13. Liaquat Shahwani Balochistan Government Spokesperson: @LiaquatShahwani
14. Health Department Balochistan: @HealthDeptBlo
15. World Health Organisation Country Office in Pakistan: @WHOPakistan
16. Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan MMIDSP: @mmidsp
17. Aga Khan University; @AKUGlobal
18. The Indus Hospital: @indus_hospital
19. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation: @DrTedros
20. UNICEF Pakistan: @UNICEF_Pakistan




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