Globally confirmed cases: 937,941
Globally deaths: 47,273
Cases in Pakistan: 2,291
Local deaths: 31
(As of April 2, 2020, Sources: WHO, Worldometers)
In wake of increasing cases of Coronavirus in the country, Caritas Pakistan has initiated a public awareness campaign to combat the pandemic. We are reviewing the situation very critically and focusing on possible preparedness.
A special prayer by Pope Francis has been translated. Awareness sessions are being held in different dioceses to help the communities protect themselves. Continue visiting the site for further update.
“Precaution and public health will be focused more on our thematic areas including emergency. Volunteers are being trained to guide communities and avoid panic,” said Bishop Benny Travas of Multan, chairman of Caritas Pakistan.
Caritas Pakistan executive director Amjad Gulzar said masks will be provided in dioceses facing a shortage of personal protective equipment. The organization has already developed a three-month plan.
“Coordination meetings will be held with government departments. All dioceses are directed to develop information material for further awareness as the public has vague knowledge about how to deal with the pandemic. Dedicated pages are also being developed on our social media pages,” said Mr. Gulzar.
Countrywide helpline: 1166
Sindh helplines: 021-99203443, 021-99204405.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa helpline: 1700
Balochistan: Two options given below
Punjab: 0800 99 000