PESHAWAR: Another nurse has died of coronavirus in Peshawar after which the number of nurses dying from the disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reached three.

Young Nurses Association KP said a nurse serving at Naseerullah Babar Hospital in Peshawar died of coronavirus on Monday. The nurse, Yasmeen, was on ventilator for the last one week. So far, coronavirus has affected 230 nurses in KP and three of them have lost their lives.

KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of nurse Yasmeen.

In a condolence message, the chief minister prayed that Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity.

The chief minister hailed the role of doctors and nurses in these difficult times and said their services will be remembered for ever.

KP Assembly Speaker tests positive again

Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ghani has tested positive for coronavirus again.

Mushtaq Ghani confirmed Tuesday that his coronavirus test has come back as positive second time.

“I had myself tested after two weeks again and the test came back as positive again,” said the speaker, adding he had quarantined himself at home for the last 10 days. However, he said he doesn’t have any symptoms of the disease.

Mushtaq Ghani had tested positive first time on June 14.

Coronavirus has affected many lawmakers in the country, including in KP.

Few days ago, federal minister Shaharyar Afridi had contracted coronavirus who later recovered. Provincial ministers Dr Amjid and Kamran Bangash have also recovered from the disease.

Violations of SOPs

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) says KP has recorded 4,479 violations of health guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the last 24 hours. It said 213 markets and shops have been sealed in KP and 105 transport violators were booked.

Overall in Pakistan, as many as 9,532 violations of SOPs were observed during the last 24 hours.

According to the NCOC, over 874 markets/shops and one industry units was sealed and 1,409 transporters were fined for violations.

The violation of SOPs is widespread in Pakistan due to which the cases are increasing rapidly.