Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that the sixth case of the Coronavirus in Pakistan had been confirmed.
Dr Zafar Mirza said that the patient is in clinically stable condition in Sindh and is being well taken care of.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was told during a meeting at the CM House that one more person had contracted the novel Coronavirus from Karachi. The Sindh health department confirmed the third Coronavirus case to occur from the province.
The patient is 69-year-old patient has a history of traveling to Iran and had returned on 25th February, 2020. He was being checked by the health department and was tested today when the symptoms exposed up.
The chief minister reportedly directed the provincial government to have all those who came into contact with the person tested for the virus. The Sindh government has been dealing with the Coronavirus problem as two cases of the novel virus were confirmed in Pakistan last week, one in Karachi.
Sindh government had directed all schools, colleges, universities, tuition centres and other educational institutions to remain closed till March 13 as a precautionary measure. The provincial government suspended several schools’ registrations for remaining open despite the Sindh government’s orders.
Dr Zafar Mirza commended that the nation not to pay attention to any rumor over the Coronavirus as a vested quarter is trying to mislead people with fake information.
He said the government is well equipped to prevent the deadly Coronavirus which badly spread other countries.
He added that the government has taken adequate measures to ensure that the disease does not spread further.
Dr Zafar said the Health Ministry has taken all preparations to provide necessary treatment if anyone in the country is found infected with Coronavirus.
He advised the people not to panic and remain hopeful. The public shouldn’t chase after masks but wash their hands frequently and maintain good hygiene. He informed that every cold or flu is not the Coronavirus, those with a cold or flu should avoid visiting crowded places.