Lockdown over, Pakistan's COVID-19 deaths, infections tick higher

Lockdown over, Pakistan's COVID-19 deaths, infections tick higher

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-05-21 16:43

ISLAMABAD: COVID-19 infections in Pakistan trended higher in recent days and were approaching 50,000, official data showed, with total deaths crossing 1,000, as the government remained unsure over the consequences of its decision to end the nation's lockdown.

Fearful of the economic and financial impact, and swayed by the acute hardship suffered by millions of poor families, Prime Minister Imran Khan has defended the lifting of the lockdown last week, saying the virus spread has been well below projections.

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