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Pakistan sees sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, total infections at 195

Saudi Press Agency

Tuesday 1441/7/22 - 2020/03/17

Islamabad, March 17, 2020, SPA -- Pakistan's Covid-19 infections rose sharply on Tuesday, with more than 140 new cases appearing over the course of 36 hours, dpa reported.

There were now at least 195 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, said Sajid Shah, a spokesperson for the health ministry.

The majority stem from the border town of Taftan, where hundreds of Pakistanis were quarantined after returning from Iran.

16:10 LOCAL TIME 13:10 GMT

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