PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported two new deaths from coronavirus and 32 new infections during the last 24 hours.
The KP government focal person on coronavirus, Zain Raza has shared the latest developments on his Twitter account. He shared that two people, a 45-year-old and a 65-year-old, passed away from Swat and Mansehra.
With two more deaths, now the death toll in KP stands at 11. As many as 30 people are said to have recovered from the disease. With addition of new 32 infections, KP has a total of 343 cases now.
“32 new cases reported in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of KP to 343. No new cases were reported from the Zaireen. Unfortunately we had 2 deaths of 45 and 65 years old males in the province from districts Swat and Mansehra, taking the total tally to 11. #KPFightsCorona,” a tweet of the KP Health Department said.
The provincial government has so far conducted tests of 2,369 suspected coronavirus patients.
Confirmed cases in last 24 hrs: 32
Total confirmed cases: 343(278 provincial, 65 Zaireen)
Total Deaths: 9 + 2 = 11 (Swat, Mansehra)
Total recoveries: 30
Total tests conducted: 2369 https://t.co/ZKJ1Zfp082
— Zain Raza (@smzrz) April 3, 2020
People from DI Khan quarantine go home
Over a hundred pilgrims who had returned from Iran and kept in a quarantine centre in Dera Ismail Khan have been allowed to go home after their tests came back as negative.
“Some positive and cheerful moments in midst of the pandemic. From quarantine camp more than 100 Zaireen were sent back home after they completed their quarantine period and tested negative,” Zain Raza said in a tweet.
There were a total of 114 Zaireen in the DI Khan quarantine centre, most of them from KP. Besides pilgrims from KP, three each were from Islamabad and Gujranwala, and one each from Murree, Rawalpindi and Jhang.
The KP government did not send back the pilgrims from other provinces and kept them in DI Khan quarantine until their full recovery. This was done to avoid the spread of coronavirus to other parts of the country.
Public holidays extended till April 11
The KP government has announced extension in public holidays from April 6-11 in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.
The extension does not apply to essential services which will continue to operate, said a notice issued by the KP Relief and Rehabilitation Department.