ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Pakistan on Monday approved the organization of armed force troops across the nation to strengthen measures against coronavirus.

As indicated by a notice by the Interior Ministry, the soldiers will work with commonplace governments to guarantee a lockdown in the nation as the count of affirmed coronavirus cases arrives at 873, with six passings announced.

During the lockdown, residents will be permitted to step out of their homes for purchasing basic food item and emergency clinic visits.

The Pakistan-regulated Jammu and Kashmir, otherwise called Azad Kashmir, will likewise be under lockdown until April 13.

The infection previously developed in Wuhan, China last December and has spread to at any rate 167 nations and domains.

The World Health Organization has pronounced the episode a pandemic.

The worldwide loss of life from the infection has surpassed 15,000, with 349,000 cases affirmed around the world, as indicated by information incorporated by U.S.- based Johns Hopkins University.

In spite of the rising number of cases, a great many people who get tainted endure gentle manifestations and recoup.

China, Italy, Iran and Spain keep on being the most noticeably terrible influenced nations.

  • Kiran Butt added to this story from Lahore

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