A nonprofit organization was disinfecting streets and churches in Islamabad, Saturday, April 11, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Pakistani capital.
READ MORE: Pakistan has begun delivering one-off cash payments of about $70 each to its 12 million poverty-stricken families, or roughly 80 million individuals, to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus-related economic shutdown in the country.
The roughly $90 million social protection response to the coronavirus was rolled out Thursday as the national tally of coronavirus infections increased to nearly 4,500, with at least 63 deaths.
Officials acknowledged the relatively low rate of cases, however, is because of the limited testing capacity, saying they expect the numbers to grow exponentially in coming days.
Pakistan detected its first case in late February and has since tested nearly 45,000 suspected patients.