Hunger kills pregnant woman as government forces people to stay at home due to coronavirus


A pregnant woman has died of starvation in Pakistan’s Sindh province amid the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the country, according to media reports.

Sughra Bibi, 30, died in Jhudo town of Sindh’s Mirpur Khas district last week, reported the “Daily Express” newspaper.

Bibi’s husband Allah Baksh said he is a daily wager and due to the lockdown could not find work and was facing problems in feeding his family, which includes six children.

Baksh claimed he did not even have money to bury his wife.

Local residents raised money through donations for Bibi’s burial, the report said.

The Sindh government announced that they were investigating the starvation-related death.

Pakistan is under lockdown for over a month now to check the spread of coronavirus which has claimed 176 lives and infected nearly 8,500 people in the country.

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