Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday converted its High Performance Centre as a temporary living area for paramedic staff working at the makeshift hospital at Expo Centre in Karachi.

“All the paramedic staff are our heroes as in these challenging and difficult times. They are risking their lives to save the lives and wellbeing of many affected by COVID-19,” PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer said in a statement.

“As a small token of our appreciation and acknowledgement to these unsung heroes and as part of our duty of care, the PCB is pleased to offer its state-of-the-art Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre as a temporary lodging and boarding for the paramedic staff working at Expo Centre hospital so that they can serve those suffering from COVID-19 more effectively and efficiently.”

The Sindh province of Pakistan reported 42 new coronavirus cases on Monday — three in Karachi and 39 in Sukkur. The provincial tally is now 394. Saeed Ghani, the province’s Minister for Education, Labour and Human Resources, has tested positive for coronavirus.

In addition, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s health department recorded six new cases in the province. The number of positive cases in the region now stands at 38.

Punjab has detected 21 new coronavirus cases, the province’s primary and secondary healthcare department said. The total number of Covid-19 cases in Punjab has now gone up to 246.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) so-called ‘Prime Minister’ Raja Farooq Haider announced that a complete lockdown will be imposed in the region for three weeks starting midnight on Monday.

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