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Dr Zafar shares safety measures to fight COVID-19

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

15th Mar, 2020. 09:22 pm
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Dr Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday said the government had tightens security measurements on sealed borders of the country to prevent further spread of pandemic virus.

According to the details, talking to the state channel, he said masses should not get panic and feel scared of Coronavirus instead adopt safety measures to combat it.

He further ensured that federal government had kicked off different special programs to speed up awareness campaign against the disease.

“People must adopt hygiene and cleanliness, the best way to stay safe from Coronavirus is to prevent it by following the instructions given by public health department,” he said.

WHO terms Pakistan’s measures against coronavirus ‘timely’ & `best national response’


It is to be noted that an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019.

It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China.[5][6] As of 26 February 2020, 81,278 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and more than forty other countries.

There have been 2,770 deaths attributable to the disease, including 55 outside mainland China, surpassing that of the 2003 SARS outbreak.

However, more than 30,000 people have since recovered.

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