In five days, 10 doctors die of coronavirus in Pakistan

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As the Covid-19 cases are soaring across Pakistan, the second wave of the pandemic is taking a high toll on medical professionals, causing the death of 10 doctors within five days and forcing some 3,000 health workers into isolation across Pakistan, it emerged on Wednesday.

A list prepared by the Pakistan Medical Association shows that six of the 10 doctors died on a single day (Nov 29) in Karachi, Lahore and Multan, reported Dawn.

The newspaper identified the latest victim as Dr Muhammad Farooq, an additional director of the Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital, Bannu, Peshawar, who died of Covid-19 on Wednesday.

The second wave of the pandemic starting from November has so far claimed the lives of 18 doctors in the country.

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