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Pakistan's Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) on Sunday held a special review meeting in the wake of the Coronavirus. 

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Pakistan's Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) on Sunday held a special review meeting in the wake of the Coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, the Spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Babar Iftikhar stated that the high-level meeting was done via video link. 

According to him, the COAS planned and reviewed the Army's readiness to assist the people of the country amid the Pandemic. Further, he stated that the Pakistani Army and the medical resources have been trained to assist the people. 

Coronavirus in Pakistan

As of date, Pakistan has reported over 700 cases of the deadly Coronavirus, while three patients have died so far. Meanwhile, five patients have been reportedly recovered. In the wake of the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, Pakistan has suspended all international flights for two weeks and has also curtailed their train services. However, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has thus far refused to invoke a lockdown, citing that the country's 25% below-poverty-line population wouldn't be able to cope.

Read: 3,938 people under observation in JK, 4 positive coronavirus cases: Govt

Read: Maharashtra: Infosys employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Pune

The Coronavirus Crisis

Presently, there are around 336,075 confirmed cases of COVID-19 which has led to the death of around 14,613 people. Meanwhile, around 97,636 have reportedly recovered. The hardest-hit region is now Europe, while China, where the outbreak originated, is said to be on its way to recovery, though the US has also witnessed a large number of positive cases on account of large-scale testing.

Read: Coronavirus In India LIVE Tracker: Total cases, deaths, statistics and state-wise breakup

Read: Coronavirus LIVE Updates: US to deploy national guard in New York, California & Washington

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