ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Pakistan 

Millions stayed indoors across Pakistan on Tuesday following a lockdown ordered by the government, which is battling to contain the fast-rising number of coronavirus cases in the South Asian nuclear state.

Streets were deserted, public transport, offices, shops, markets, parks, and other public spots remained closed in all the four provinces, the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, and Pakistani-administered Kashmir as the coronavirus tally spiked to nearly 900 with seven confirmed deaths.

On Monday, the government had okayed the deployment of army troops nationwide to reinforce lockdown, which will run through the next two weeks.

The government also announced suspension

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