Pakistan’s coronavirus cases on Friday crossed the 50,000-mark after a record 2,603 more patients were diagnosed with the Covid-19 disease, the health ministry said.
The lethal contagion claimed the lives of 50 people in the final 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,067, the Ministry of National Health Products and services said.
Out of the complete 50,694 patients, Sindh reported 19,924 cases, Punjab 18,455, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 7,155, Balochistan 3,074, Islamabad 1,326, Gilgit-Baltistan 602 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 158 cases.
It also reported that so far 15,201 people have retrieved from the malignant virus. Prior to now 24 hours, 1,064 people retrieved from the novel coronavirus.
The authorities also carried out a record 16,387 tests, taking the complete number of tests so far in the country to 445,987.
A special flight of Emirates carrying 251 stranded Pakistanis arrived at Islamabad International Airport from Dubai after Pakistan allowed the airline to function special flights.
Officials said that all of the passengers were shifted to different quarantine centres in Islamabad for 24 hours for medical tests related to the Covid-19.
The federal government has determined to restore international flights from Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar. Officials said that the decision used to be taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan.