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Pakistan surpasses 283,000 cases of coronavirus – 6,068 confirmed dead

Global death toll tops 724,000; over 19.5 million infected worldwide

Web Desk 02:48 PM | 7 Aug, 2020
Pakistan surpasses 283,000 cases of coronavirus – 6,068 confirmed dead

LAHORE – The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached to 283,487, according to the latest official data.

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Total confirmed cases: 283,487

  • Sindh: 123,246
  • Punjab: 94,223
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 34,539
  • Islamabad: 15,214
  • Balochistan: 11,835
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 2,301
  • AJK: 2,129

Recovered: 259,649

Deaths: 6,068

Updated as of 02:45 pm, 08 August 2020 
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COVID-19 fatalities

The death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 6,068, according to the National Command and Control Centre, while at least 259,649 patients have fully recovered.

Sindh has reported the highest number of deaths, a total of 2,259, while Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa follow with 2,166 and 1,222 fatalities respectively. Islamabad has recorded 171 fatalities; Balochistan, 137 deaths; Azad Kashmir, 58; and Gilgit Baltistan, 55.

The first two fatalities from COVID-19, as the illness is officially known, were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on March 18 (Wednesday).

KNOW ABOUT COVID-19

Citizens are advised to:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap, besides cleaning surfaces regularly with recommended disinfectants
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with contaminated hands.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow or tissue and then immediately dispose of it.
  • Wear a medical or surgical mask if you have respiratory symptoms - Perform hand hygiene after disposing of the mask.
  • Maintain a minimum of mandatory 1-meter distance from individuals with respiratory symptoms.
  • If symptoms appear, doctors or 1166 should be approached immediately.

Smart lockdowns in Pakistan

Although Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out a total lockdown to avoid drastic consequences on the national economy, Pakistan -- a nation of over 220 million people -- has already placed a general ban on public gatherings - including weddings, social gatherings and other types of congregations.

Wearing masks at crowded places has been declared mandatory to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

All educational institutions remain shut across Pakistan.

Partial lockdowns are in place across the country while the public is encouraged to follow social distancing and self-quarantine.

Meanwhile, the federal government is providing cash assistance of 12,000 rupees to over 12 million deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program in the wake of COVID-19.

Some 250,000 Pakistanis from around the world have been brought home, according to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Latest on Coronavirus from around the world

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyance.

More than 724,000 people have died and 19.56 million people infected by the disease as it wreaks havoc across the world. Over 12.56 million people have also recovered from a mysterious illness.

The top five countries with the most deaths are the USA (164,104), Brazil (99,702), Mexico (51,311), the United Kingdom (46,511), and India (42,621).

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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