Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have now rose to 20 after the most recent case in Gilgit Baltistan reported today by the government spokesperson Faizullah Firaq.
The patient is of 14 years of age belonging to Skardu bringing the total cases in Gilgit Baltistan to 2 after a 45 year old woman was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the region a few days ago on 3 March after returning from Iran.
This has now brought the total number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Pakistan to 20 with the most cases in the Sindh province with 15 confirmed cases.
All educational institutions in Sindh are closed till 13 March due of risk of spreading the virus and a proposal was given by health officials yesterday to the CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah to extend school holidays in Sindh until further notice.
A proposal was also recommended saying that all public events in the province should be banned like the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020).
The coronavirus has killed more than 4,300 people and infected over 121,000 with the number still rapidly rising out of control.
The most cases are still in China where the coronavirus originated in the Hubei province however, the virus is now spreading at a fast pace in other parts of the world as well.
South Korea has the most number of cases crossing 5,500 after China and Italy has also recently put itself on lock down because the outbreak and as a measure to try and control the spread.