FAISALABAD: Another coronavirus case is now being reported and this time its in the city of Faisalabad according different news channels. First
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FAISALABAD: Another coronavirus case is now being reported and this time its in the city of Faisalabad according different news channels.
First coronavirus case reported in Faisalabad.
City41 news headlines clip reporting the coronavirus case.
Neo News headline clip reporting the coronavirus case.
So far coronavirus has taken 2,814 lives with 82,585 confirmed cases with the majority of these being in China where the epidemic broke out in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province. However there have been 33,272 cases where patients have recovered as well.
Pakistan has detected its first two cases of novel coronavirus, a public health advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted Wednesday, days after Islamabad closed its land border with Iran, where 19 people have died from the virus.
“I can confirm first two cases of corona virus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable. No need to panic, things are under control”, tweeted health advisor Zafar Mirza.
The officials didn’t confirm where the second case was reported. However, local media said it was in Islamabad.
With porous borders, creaking hospitals and large illiterate populations, Pakistan faces a potentially devastating health crisis from the new coronavirus.
The virus has spread to more than 30 countries, killing over 2,700 and infecting 80,000, mostly in China. But new outbreaks in Europe, the Middle East and in Asia have fanned fears of the contagion taking hold in poor nations which lack the healthcare infrastructure to cope.
Meanwhile Pakistan’s neighbour Iran has emerged as a major hotspot, with a total of 139 cases and 19 deaths.
And Afghanistan, which also shares a border with Pakistan, reported its first case of coronavirus on Monday.
While Pakistan has closed land borders with Iran, it has maintained air travel to and from China – increasingly a source of trade and commerce for the country.
Pakistan this week moved quickly to quarantine at least 270 people near the Iranian border after a group of pilgrims returned and briefly mixed with other residents.
Ziaullah Langove, home minister in southwestern Balochistan province, said there were nearly 10,000 Pakistanis still in Iran, mostly students and pilgrims that Iranian officials were planning to send back in small groups.