April 3, 2020

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan

Effect Of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan

Today we will discuss about the Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan.

The coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Pakistan at the end of February 2020. As of 3rd April, the number of confirmed cases in Pakistan is over 2000 with 129 recoveries and 35 deaths.

Punjab is currently the region with the highest number of cases at over 900. Multiple regions across the country imposed lockdown included Sindh, Kpk, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan

On 26 February, Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus. Dr Zafar Mirza the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health stated in a tweet ” I can confirm the first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. 

The first patient was the student of the University of Karachi while the second patient was from the Federal territory of the country. Both patients recently returned from Iran.

In the wake of the breakout of Coronavirus. Pakistan’s initial economic losses in different sectors of the country’s economy have been estimated at Rs 1.3 trillion. 

The losses are going to be incurred on account of a drop in the GDP growth because of a reduction in the services sector. Including airline business and others. FBR’s revenue loss, a massive decline in imports, exports, disruptions in food supplies and other fronts.

It also affects the education sectors all over the country. 

All kinds of intermediate and matrics and even A/O levels exams are posted in the month of June/July. 

Dr Mirza said that all the private as well as public and technical institutions across the country would remain closed for 31st May.

Chief Justice’s of Pakistan are being requested to instruct all courts not to schedule cases until the end of this pandemic. 

While no visitors will be allowed to visit prisoners in jails during this period.

How COVID-19 Effect on Travelling Abroad

Pakistan also decided to restrict outgoing and incoming international flights to only three airports in the country. likely Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi saying screening measures at those airports would be reinforced immediately. 

The air links of Pakistan with Iran and China remain suspended in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in both countries.

Pakistan also completely seal it’s a western border with Afghanistan and Iran for two weeks for both travellers and trade to prevent the spread of this pandemic coronavirus. All Pakistani pilgrims arriving from Iran will be placed in 14 days of quarantine.

How it Effect on Gatherings, Weddings, Shopping Malls, Etc

All public gatherings and conferences have been banned with immediate effects. Cinema, Wedding halls and shopping malls will be closed for two weeks.

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic In Pakistan

Pakistan Super League PSL cricket matches were also held without any spectators.

Kartarpur

Kartarpur will remain closed for Pakistani citizens. Indian pilgrims will be allowed to continue visiting.

National Coordination Committee

National Coordination Committee for COVID-19 has been established to monitor the situation and take a necessary decision on a daily basis. This committee will have a representation of all the provinces.

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