The number of corona virus cases in Pakistan went up to 900 on Tuesday. At the same time, the railways have stopped operating Musafir trains till 31 March. The army has been deployed to help the civil administration in implementing the nationwide bandh (lockdown) to prevent the spread of infection. The first death due to corona virus occurred in Punjab province on Tuesday. After this, the number of people who lost their lives due to this infection has increased to seven in the country. The 'Dawn' newspaper quoted Kasir Asif, the official of the Provincial Health Department, as saying that the deceased was 57 years old in Mayo Hospital in Lahore. Treatment was underway.
Asif said that 16 new cases of infection have been reported in Punjab. After this, the number of infected people has increased to 265 in the whole state. Of the total of 903 cases recorded till Tuesday, Sindh province is the worst, Where 394 cases have been reported. After this, 110 cases have been reported in Balochistan, 38 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Islamabad and 81 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan Railway on Tuesday suspended all Musafir trains service till 31 March in view of the outbreak of infection.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in the Qaumi Assembly (National Assembly) and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif transitioned from Prime Minister Imran Khan Urged the government to take drastic measures to stop the spread and to deal with the impact on the economy and the poor. He asked the government to cut the interest rate by three to four per cent, give monthly stipend to the poor, doctors and paramedical staff. He also requested for doubling the salary and reducing the oil prices. To help the civil administration in implementing the bandh across the country and other duties. Sthani Army on Monday "