Pakistan deploys army to fight Covid-19

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Pakistan deploys army to fight Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020 10:43 IST

Pakistan Army has deployed troops across the country, including Pakistan occupied Kashmir to assist civilian authorities in containing the spread of Covid-19. The deployment was approved by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on the request of the Interior Ministry. Pakistan is under lockdown with only hospitals, shops selling food items, medical stores, and food and medicine manufacturing industries open. 12 people have succumbed to Covid-19, and 25 have recovered in the country that has seen over 1200 infections.

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