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Pakistan's coronavirus cases jumps to 184

Two men wear a medical mask as a precaution against coronavirus in Baghdad, Iraq on February 25, 2020. [Murtadha Al-Sudani - Anadolu Agency]
Two men wear a medical mask as a precaution against coronavirus on 25 February 202 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

With 90 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 184, officials said today, as reported by Anadolu Agency.

According to the health ministry, the new cases were reported in the northeastern Punjab, southern Sindh and northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces.

“[The] total number of people affected by coronavirus in Sindh has reached 146. Out of this, 119 are Zaireen [pilgrims] who are being kept in Sukkur, 26 are in Khi [Karachi] & 1 is in Hyd [Hyderabad],” Murtaza Wahab, a provincial government spokesman in Sindh, said in a tweet.

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This increase is largely due to the recent inflow of people from Taaftaan after a purported quarantine.

Taaftaan, a border town in southwestern Balochistan province, is where Pakistan quarantined hundreds who returned from Iran.

According to health officials most of the new patients had recently returned from neighboring Iran, which has the highest number of cases and deaths after China and Italy.

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