Please constrain updates, questions and rants related to the Corona Virus outbreak to this thread. Other submissions will be removed.
[Map of Corona virus cases (suspected/confirmed/recovered)](https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1yCPR-ukAgE55sROnmBUFmtLN6riVLTu3&ll=30.364031168961475%2C70.08537636902429&z=5)
[Article explaining symptoms and procedure to get checked.](https://www.dawn.com/news/1538338)
**Helpful Video:** [Coronavirus fact-check: Separating fear from facts](https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=258&v=Dvz20hLJ15I&feature=emb_logo)
# Breakdown of confirmed Cases:
The table below does not tally suspected and cleared cases. For more details on tallies of tested cases and negative results, [please click here.](https://www.nih.org.pk/novel-coranavirus-2019-ncov/) Download and open the Daily situation report.
|Province|Confirmed Cases ^(†)|Recovered|Deaths|
[ † ] – *Tallies taken from covid.gov.pk. Figures may fluctuate.*
***~~Note~~***~~*: Statistics may be updated after a delay on that site.*~~
[*] *Tallies may appear conflicting and the figures for Balochistan and Sindh may fluctuate. Depending on the news source and instance, cases confirmed at the border crossing, Taftan might be presented under Balochistan despite the patients being residents of other provinces.*
* [Pakistan reveives medical equipment from China](https://nation.com.pk/27-Mar-2020/crornavirus-pakistan-receives-medical-equipment-from-china)
* [Three provinces resterict congregational services](https://tribune.com.pk/story/2185201/1-live-sindh-balochistan-restrict-congregational-prayers-pakistans-covid-19-death-toll-reaches-10/?amp=1)
* [Pakistan could lose upto $ 4 billion in exports.](https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/634959-pakistan-feared-to-lose-4bln-of-exports-this-fiscal)
* [Pakistan reaches out to developed nations for aid to developing countries and debt rescheduling.](https://tribune.com.pk/story/2185183/1-pakistan-reaches-rich-nations-covid-19-tally-soars/)
* DC of Mirpur, AJK bans pillion riding.
* Hopeful passengers crowd Karachi Cannt Station despite authorities barring entry.
* Zafar Mirza: Nationwide volunteer program and training campaign for parademics to be launched.
* NDMA: Pakistan needs 10,000 ventilators, but only China can sell. ‘Chinese authorities have directed their businesses to sell to Pakistan as “preferred buyer”.’
* Imran Khan opposes curfew. *Note: Look up differences between social distancing, lockdown and curfew.*
* [COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered the deployment of troops and military’s medical resources to fight Covid-19 alongside the national health infrastructure after the Ministry of Interior approved the summaries it had received in this regard from the provincial governments over the past two days](https://www.dawn.com/news/1543342)
* Federal Government announces economic relief and stimulus package.
**Significant Updates (Last 48 hours)**:
* [Sindh under lockdown for the next 15 days](https://thenews.com.pk/print/633180-sindh-under-lockdown-for-next-15-days)
* [Punjab under lockdown for the next weeks](https://nation.com.pk/23-Mar-2020/punjab-cm-buzdar-announces-14-day-lockdown-across-the-most-populous-province-of-pakistan)
* [Interior Ministy issues notification for deployment of troops and coordinaion with provincial governments](https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/pakistan-deploys-army-to-assist-in-covid-19-measures/1776226)
* [Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani tests postive for Coronavirus. Sindh Governor goes into self-quarantine as precaution.](https://www.samaa.tv/news/2020/03/sindh-minister-saeed-ghani-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/)
* Reports of Sindh Police beating or demanding bribes from public post-lockdown on social media.
* Quarantined Zaireen at Sukker camp, come out and protest over food and facilities provisions. Developing situation. Please check this [tweet](https://twitter.com/faizanlakhani/status/1241297559710302211?s=19) and the #Sukkur hashtag on Twitter.
* [Pakistan to get 1,000 ventilators from China; isolation wards established in hospitals: NDMA](https://arynews.tv/en/ndma-chairman-coronavirus-covid-19-hospitals/)
* Punjab Finance Department approved Rs 7.62 billion to combat COVID-19 emergency.
* 6 fully equipped ambulances moved to Taftan to support RRT team.
* Man who returned from KSA, passes away in Maradn. First coronavirus related death in Pakistan.
* [~~First Coronavirus death in Pakistan. Man dies in GB~~](https://www.dawn.com/news/1541927)
* Total 1000 PPE kits, 17 thermo-guns and 781 VTM, PCR Kits with testing capacity of 500 samples made available in GB.
* 329 pilgrims are being managed at quarantine centres, established at Gilgit, Nagar, Astore, Skardu, Ghanche, Shigar and Karmang for 14 days.
* Quarantine facility for 171 patuents established at Gomal Medical College for persons travelling from Taftan border.
* [**PM Imran Khan’s address to the nation**](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAKqXX_5AF0)
* [International travellers to Pakistan will have to provide test results upon arrival](https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/630575-international-passengers-intending-to-arrive-in-pakistan-will-have-to-provide-coronavirus-results)
* [PSL playoffs potponed after player develops symptoms](https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/28914779/psl-called-semi-final-day)
* [CM Punjab: 3000 bed isolation facility planned in Multan](https://arynews.tv/en/coronavirus-isolation-facility-multan-usman-buzdar/)
* [Tally hits 237 cases](https://www.samaa.tv/living/health/2020/03/new-coronavirus-cases-in-pakistan/)
* [~~Case tally rises to 212~~](https://www.dawn.com/live-blog#1541656)
* [~~Nationwide tally rises to 187~~](https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/630526-nationwide-tally-of-coronavirus-rises-to-188-after-sindh-reports-five-new-cases)
* [Fake Doctor arrested from DHA, KHI for selling fake COVID-19 vaccine.](https://www.dawn.com/news/1541402/fake-doctor-selling-vaccine-for-coronavirus-in-karachis-dha-arrested)
* [Wedding held at Lal Qila, KHI in violation of rules. Based on citizen notification, DC Karachi sent investigation team and took action.](https://twitter.com/murtazawahab1/status/1239605059249475585)
* [Pakistan reports 50 more coronavirus cases in one day](https://www.brecorder.com/2020/03/16/580410/pakistan-reports-50-more-coronavirus-cases-in-one-day/)
* [Number of positive cases for Sindh jump to 88](https://twitter.com/murtazawahab1/status/1239516422109310983)
* [15 residents of KPK test positive](https://www.dawn.com/news/1541378) for Corona at the Taftan border crossing and camps.
* PM chaired National Coordination Committee meeting to review measures. Participants included: Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah, Adviser on Finance Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari. **All CMs also participated via video-conferencing.**
* [Hang me if even one gets infected with corona, Ashraf Jalali says will hold All Pakistan Sunni conference](https://www.brecorder.com/2020/03/16/580429/hang-me-if-even-one-gets-infected-with-corona-ashraf-jalali-says-will-hold-all-pakistan-sunni-conference/)
* [PM Imran Khan meets Maulana Tariq Jameel. Requires his help in reducing religious activities (gatherings) in order to curb disease spread.](https://www.brecorder.com/2020/03/16/580410/pakistan-reports-50-more-coronavirus-cases-in-one-day/)
* **Ambassador Yao Jing :** [China has provided emergency assistance to Pakistan for COVID19 prevention and control, including 12,000 test kits, 300,000 masks, 10,000 protective suits and 4 million U.S. dollars to build hospitals.](https://twitter.com/cgtnofficial/status/1239411067106795521?s=21)
* [Concerns raised about conditions at Taftan isolation camps](https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/pakistan-spike-coronavirus-cases-raises-quarantine-concerns-200316090946936.html)
* [CM Sindh: 10,000 Testing kits purchased in arrangement with Indus Hospital.](https://www.samaa.tv/living/health/2020/03/sindh-imports-10000-coronavirus-testing-kits/)
* [NUST develops cheaper COVID-19 test. In partnership with Wuhan and German researcher.](https://www.dawn.com/news/1540986/nust-offers-cheaper-coronavirus-diagnosis-facility)
* [Pakistan Day parade cancelled.](https://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/536621-Pakistan-Day-parade-cancelled-over-coronavirus-fears)
* [Female traveler from the US currently admitted at PIMS. She is in critical condition.](https://www.dawn.com/news/1540888)
* [**PM Khan informs the nation that he is personally overseeing measures to deal withe outbreak. He will give a televised address soon.**](https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1238846818722754560)
# [Sindh CM’s Twitter thread on planned and carried out measures:](https://twitter.com/MuradAliShahPPP/status/1238431455791009795)
* Sindh residents with travel history in Iran post 15 Jan reached out to. Individuals displaying symptoms were tested. Individuals that tested postive had their contacts tested as well.
* Isolation centres opened in 9 hospitals.
* All travelers from Iran kept under Quarantine period. Majority have completed their quarantine period. A Quarantine centre has been established in Sukkur for travelers currently held up in Taftan.
* 15 health desks set up at Karachi Airport for screening of passengers. Passengers’ contacts stored and they are provided emergency numbers to call if they show symptoms within 14 days.
# [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government’s updates and directives:](https://twitter.com/Jhagra/status/1238427716426387458)
* Closure of all education institutions, the cancellation of govt organised public events and festivals, with immediate effect.
* Zero **confirmed** cases uptil now in KPK.
* Focus on and urging of need to practise social distancing.
* Check Twitter thread for detailed directives.
# [Punjab Government’s directives:](https://twitter.com/GOPunjabPK/status/1238493481791782914)
* All Educational institutions shall remain closed, with immediate effect
* All examinations being conducted shall remain postponed
* All tuition centers & Deeni Madaris shall remain closed
* All marriage/banquet halls & marquees shall remain closed
* All religious congregations & ceremonies shall remain suspended
* PSL matches will be played without spectators
* Cultural Activities will remain cancelled
* All Sports festivals shall remain cancelled
* Any other public gathering of any type shall not be held for next 3 weeks.
# [List of Isolation wards in Pakistan](https://twitter.com/IftikharFirdous/status/1238374585873072131/photo/1) (link)
**Correction**: [List of wards in Sindh in the link above is incomplete.](https://twitter.com/murtazawahab1/status/1238410388028481536)
# Rumors/Unconfirmed News:
* Man checks into a Sindh Gov. hospital in Karachi, exhibiting symptoms. He had guests over from the US a few days back. Sent to AKUH for screening.
* Man and woman create a ruckus at a Sindh Gov. hospital in Karachi, demanding to be screened. Woman exhibits symptoms. Woman was living in Italy and carelessly returned to Pakistan prior to the lockdown. Pair was sent to AKUH for screening.
# Parallel Discussion
* The much touted SAARC video-conference was live-streamed and appears to be a poor PR stunt.
* [Stream Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co9KJm2GfEw).
* This coupled with the engineered trend [#SAARCfightsCorona](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SAARCfightsCorona&src=trend_click) and tweets, suggests that the conference was a stage to recast the Indian PM as some form of statesman.
* [Taftan Quarantine Camp fake video debunked](https://www.reddit.com/r/pakistan/comments/flaede/fake_news_debunked_ptm_academic_passes_off/)
***This post will continue to be updated.***