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In pictures: Deserted roads in Pakistan as coronavirus cases increase

A lockdown has been imposed in almost all parts of the country.

Published Mar 30, 2020 04:02pm

As the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan continues to increase, the federal and provincial governments are taking every measure they can to restrict the virus from spreading without inflicting too much damage on an already unstable economy.

A lockdown has been imposed in almost all parts of the country to limit the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.

So far, there are 1,664 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country. At least 21 have died while 28 have recovered, according to official figures.

A man carries water bottles after filling from filtration plant during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus in Islamabad. — AFP
A man carries water bottles after filling from filtration plant during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus in Islamabad. — AFP

Members of local NGO carry out fumigation in areas of Karachi. — APP
Members of local NGO carry out fumigation in areas of Karachi. — APP

Workers fumigate in a residential area in Rawalpindi. — AFP
Workers fumigate in a residential area in Rawalpindi. — AFP

An elderly man plays cricket on a road in Islamabad. — AFP
An elderly man plays cricket on a road in Islamabad. — AFP

Children look out of their window as they stay home during a government-imposed lockdown in Islamabad. — AFP
Children look out of their window as they stay home during a government-imposed lockdown in Islamabad. — AFP

View of a deserted road in Hyderabad. — APP
View of a deserted road in Hyderabad. — APP

Residents wearing facemasks wait for their turn to withdraw money outside a bank in Islamabad. — AFP
Residents wearing facemasks wait for their turn to withdraw money outside a bank in Islamabad. — AFP

Residents wearing facemasks wait for their turn to withdraw money outside a bank in Islamabad. — AFP
Residents wearing facemasks wait for their turn to withdraw money outside a bank in Islamabad. — AFP

Health workers in Abbottabad spray chlorine water in a street after the death of a coronavirus patient was reported from the area. — APP
Health workers in Abbottabad spray chlorine water in a street after the death of a coronavirus patient was reported from the area. — APP

Header image: A vendor selling facemasks waits for customers during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Islamabad. — AFP