The initial outbreak in K-P occurred in a town in Mardan, after a patient who returned from Saudi Arabia tested positive. He was also the country's first reported coronavirus death.

K-P declared a health emergency on March 4, and a partial lockdown was put in place on March 23.

Educational institutions, shopping malls, markets, restaurants, and other private businesses remain closed while inter-provincial and inter-city transport are also suspended. Factories, banks and the financial sector has been directed to reduce work hours.

Follow our coverage of government’s measures and the COVID-19 epidemiological outlook.

May 23: K-P police fighting virus given over 4,600 PPEs

May 20: Non-Covid patients find little medicare

May 20: Covid-19 keeps tourists away from Galiyat

May 19: K-P issues guidelines for tourism

May 16: Tourism closure hits mountainous communities

May 14: K-P back to blanket curbs as smart lockdown ends

May 13: 13 shops sealed in Abbottabad 

May 12: Ali Wazir tests positive

May 11: K-P’s higher fatality rate puzzles observers

May 10: Matric, inter exams may be held on June 15

May 10: Two MPs test positive

May 9: 'Ease in restrictions a test case for govt, public'

May 8: Relief sought for small businesses

May 7: K-P promotes 1.425m students to next grades

May 7: K-P Housing Minister tests positive

May 7: K-P Assembly to reopen session soon

May 6: Mahmood Khan orders testing at LRH

May 5: K-P mulls reopening businesses

May 5: Breeding grounds for infections

May 4: K-P to ascertain high virus death rate causes

May 4: Judge tests positive in Tank

May 3: K-P revises testing policy

May 2: K-P records 11 deaths in a day

May 2: Seven journalists test positive 

May 1: K-P gives legal cover to virus measures

April 30: Peshawar intensifies lockdown 

April 28: K-P death toll cross 100


April 26: K-P to spend major chunk of ADP on health

April 25: K-P minister tests positive

April 24: Unregulated rickshaws risk contagion’s spread

April 23: K-P starts pool testing for coronavirus

April 22: Virus testing lab opens in Abbottabad 

April 21: K-P devises policy to stabilise economy

April 20: K-P CM uses drone to review lockdown

April 20: ‘45-day lockdown may cost 1.3 million jobs 

April 19: Board exams in first week June

April 19: Social distancing remains weak in K-P

April 18: PDMA releases Rs406m 

April 18: PHC CJ puts in place precautionary measures

April 17: K-P mulls opening businesses


April 16: Partial lockdown extended until April 30

April 15: K-P unveils Covid-19 mitigation strategy

April 14: 500 tests per day threshold crossed in K-P

April 13:  K-P police seek PLCs help to tackle Covid-19

April 12: K-P may start easing lockdown this week

April 11: COVID-19 forces minorities to celebrate rituals at home

April 10: Last batch of quarantined pilgrims leaves DI Khan

April 10: Virus tally may increase, warns PM

April 9: Research panel formed on pooled testing for virus

April 8: Social distancing gains ground in K-P

April 8: Chinese deliver medical supplies

April 8: OPDs open on SC orders


April 7: Mardan's top cop, MPA recover

April 6: Manga steps out of lockdown

April 5: Telemedicine services rescue patients in K-P

April 4: K-P extends public holidays


April 2: K-P govt asked to pay for prisoners release

April 2: Chitral valley sealed

April 1: OPDs shut across K-P for 13 days

April 1: K-P extends school closure

March 28: K-P announces Rs11bn relief package

March 26: Doctor up in arms against PPE shortage

March 23: Govt imposes partial lockdown


March 22: Inter-province transport banned


March 22: Rescue agency to disinfect entire Peshawar city to stem coronavirus spread

March 21: K-P doctors offer services in fight against COVID-19

March 19: Mardan UC under lockdown after first COVID-19 death

March 4: K-P declares health emergency


Produced by: Niha Dagia
Artwork: Ibrahim Yahya, Mohsin Alam