Pakistan has so far recorded at least 810 cases of coronavirus with six deaths [Muhammad Sabir Mazhar/Anadolu]

Islamabad, Pakistan – Authorities in Pakistan continue to debate whether to enforce a widescale lockdown to control the accelerating spread of coronavirus cases across the country, as cases hit more than 800 and doctors complain of dwindling personal protective kits.

On Monday, the southern city of Karachi, home to more than 20 million people, went into a mandatory lockdown, with the government restricting people to their homes other than to access essential services such as groceries, pharmacies or medical care, according to a government announcement.

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Countrywide, Pakistan has so far recorded at least 810 cases of coronavirus, with six deaths and six patients making a

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