Pakistan has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the number surged to 24,073 in the country, while the death toll stands at 564. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,523 cases of coronavirus were reported while 38 people died due to the disease in the last 24 hours. As many as 6,464 patients have recovered from the disease, while 153 are said to be critical as the country is still witnessing a consistent rise in the COVID-19 cases. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases witnessed a sharp increase in all provinces. Out of a total of 24,073 confirmed cases, Sindh has reported 8,640 cases, Punjab 9077, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 3,712, Balochistan 1,663, Islamabad Capital Territory 521, Gilgit-Baltistan 388 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 76. On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) today where a final decision on easing lockdown restrictions in the country will be made. The meeting will be attended by all the four chief ministers and certain federal ministers via video conference. The meeting will also be attended by federal ministers, high ranking military officials, and chairman NDMA. Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Health Advisor will give a briefing on the current situation while Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)s will be approvAccording to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,523 cases of coronavirus were reported while 38 people died due to the disease in the last 24 hours.ed before easing the lockdown.