Pakistan reports 1,102 coronavirus cases, eight deaths confirmAbdul Gh Lone 26 March 2020 0 COMMENTS
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 1,102 after new cases were reported in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
417 cases have been diagnosed in Sindh, 323 in Punjab, 131 in Balochistan, 121 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 84 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 25 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. On other hand 21 patients have been recovered from coronavirus.
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Role of Media to Combat Coronavirus
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has advised electronic media to curtail fear syndrome among masses while covering news related to coronavirus.
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The authority asked the channels to invest their energies and resources in mobilizing the whole nation for prevention and necessary measures to curb this menace.
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