First Pakistani dies of Coronavirus but Not inside the country

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First Pakistani dies of Coronavirus but Not inside the country

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani died of the novel coronavirus in Italy, the foreign office confirmed Wednesday.

The Pakistani national passed away in Brescia, about a 100 kilometres from Milan, the spokesperson added.

The Pakistani Consulate in Milan was in touch with the concerned family, as well as the authorities in Italy, the spokesperson said.

Italy has reported 10,149 cases, with 631 deaths and 877 in serious condition.

Millions of Italians woke to deserted streets and shuttered shops after officials imposed a national lock-down, while the government has pledged $28 billion to fight the virus.

Italy's lock-down — unprecedented in western Europe — stops people from moving around or leaving the country unless they have a valid medical, family or work reason.

Foreigners are still allowed to leave — many already have — and the last stragglers were racing to catch flights after a slew of cancellations.