Pakistan’s Punjab Province Denies Govt Report of Country’s First Coronavirus Death

A man wears a protective mask as a preventive measure against coronavirus, while walks with others to board a train at the Cantonment railway station in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2020. (Image: REUTERS)

A man wears a protective mask as a preventive measure against coronavirus, while walks with others to board a train at the Cantonment railway station in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2020. (Image: REUTERS)

The death was announced on a web portal the health ministry launched on Tuesday to keep a track of the spread of the virus.

  • Reuters Lahore
  • Last Updated: March 17, 2020, 6:41 PM IST

Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday denied a central government report of country’s first coronavirus death.

The death was announced on a web portal the health ministry launched on Tuesday to keep a track of the spread of the virus.

The Punjab government disputed the report and said it would confirm the death after laboratory verification of the patient’s test results.

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