Pakistan’s first case of coronavirus was discovered on 26 February. By mid-March, case numbers spiked as pilgrims returning from Iran began to test positive. To combat the crisis, the federal government has implemented a range of measures, supported by action by provincial governments — from border closures to a lockdown on public gatherings, and an economic stimulus package to protect workers and the key industries of agriculture and construction. On 14 April, the government announced that it planned to transition away from a strategy of total lockdown to a strategy of testing, tracing and quarantining, to allow a return to normalcy.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Pakistan Federal Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 17 April 2020


Financial markets and monetary policy

26 March 2020
24 March 2020

Industry interventions

Business support

26 March 2020


International cooperation


Emergency government

Public services

Public information

Policing and justice


Testing and tracing

Healthcare workers

Medical products and medicines

Health services

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