COVID-19 in Pakistan: Current Status and Challenges

Waleed Rana 1 2 * , Shamim Mukhtar 3 4, Sonia Mukhtar 5
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1 Hainan Medical Hospital, Haikou, China
2 Al-Khidmat Foundation Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
3 University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
4 Texpak Private Limited, Lahore, Pakistan
5 University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 3, Issue 57, pp. 48-52. https://doi.org/10.23950/1812-2892-JCMK-00766
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ABSTRACT

COVID-19 pandemic outbreak which originated in China arrived in Pakistan on February 2020. The COVID-19 has claimed 264K lives with 3.77M confirmed cases across 213 countries and territories as of the date. Various preventive, controlling and mitigating measures towards COVID-19 has been taken across all countries around the world. Pakistan, a middle-income developing country with far less resources, has taken few mitigating measures in the face of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak outcomes. This paper evaluates impact on public health, examined challenges, analyzed role of Pakistan’s actions and recommended future strategies to combat COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

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Rana W, Mukhtar S, Mukhtar S. COVID-19 in Pakistan: Current Status and Challenges. Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan. 2020;3(57):48-52. https://doi.org/10.23950/1812-2892-JCMK-00766

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