Pandemic Diary

1) Pakistan sees spike in virus deaths as toll surged to 192 on April 20 and as the number of cases also surged past 9,000.
2) With close to 800,000 confirmed patients and 41,500 deaths, the United States on April 20 expedited its search for a cure for the respiratory disease that has killed 170,000 people across the globe so far.
3) The Taliban killed at least 23 Afghan troops and nine civilians on April 20 as a fresh wave of violence grips Afghanistan despite a deal with the US and a worsening Coronavirus crisis.
Tariq Khosa
Director NIOC
April 21, 2020