Pakistani doctor, Coronavirus, dies

First Pakistani doctor dies of coronavirus

Dr Usama Riaz, who played a vital role in screening suspected patients in the region, has passed away as number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to over 800.

A statement issued by Gilgit-Baltistan Information Department stated with great grief that Dr Usama Riaz Jam, who played a leading role in Gilgit-Baltistan’s fight against coronavirus, has passed away. The martyr will be given status of a national hero.

After the outbreak of the coronavirus, Dr Usama was performing screening in Jaglot, Gilgit.

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