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Second coronavirus case emerges in Gilgit-Baltistan, Total tally rises to 20

Second coronavirus case emerges in Gilgit-Baltistan, Total tally rises to 20

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Gigit Baltistan reported its second coronavirus case on Wednesday, a spokesperson for GB government said. 

According to the spokesperson, the patient, a 14-year-old hails from Skardu is under treatment at City Hospital in Skardu. The confirmation takes to the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan to 20. Sindh has reported the most number of confirmed cases in the provinces with Karachi the worst affected city so far, with 15 of the total confirmed cases.

Pakistan has closed border with Afghanistan

Earlier this week, Pakistan extended the closure of its Chaman border with Afghanistan for another seven days amid the coronavirus outbreak in the neighbouring country. “Three positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in western Herat province of Afghanistan,” Wahidullah Mayar, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health told Reuters, adding that of the 36 cases tested in Kabul, 33 had come back negative.

According to security officials, the Chaman border remained closed for tenth straight day today, with all trade and migration suspended and over 15,000 people having undergone screening

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