Pakistan government reports first death from the Coronavirus

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Pakistan government reports first death from the Coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Pakistan government reports first death from the Coronavirus.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday reported its first coronavirus death, according to Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra.

Jhagra shared the news on his Twitter account.

"Sad to report one patient who passed away in Mardan," he wrote.

Earlier today, the government of Gilgit-Baltistan retracted link its statement regarding a patient dying in the region from the coronavirus, saying the provincial spokesperson had not confirmed the news before breaking it.

Multiple news channels had reported about Pakistan's first coronavirus patient dying after GB government spokesperson Faizullah Faraq confirmed that a 90-year-old man passed away from the infection.

Faraq had said it seemed to be a case of secondary transmission of the virus as the patient did not have any travel history. However, the GB government's media coordinator, Rasheed Arshad, explained that the provincial spokesperson broke the news without verifying it.

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