Novel Coronavirus cases toll Rises to 20 in Pakistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Mar, 2020. 03:59 pm
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Novel Coronavirus cases toll has risen to 20 in Pakistan after Gilgit-Baltistan reported its second patient on Wednesday.

Gigit Baltistan has reported its second Novel  coronavirus case on March 11 (today), a spokesperson for GB government said.

The patient, a 14-year-old hails from Skardu, the spokesperson added.

Karachi has been the worst affected city so far, with 15 of the total confirmed cases.

Of the remaining, two cases have been reported in Gilgit-Baltistan and one case has been reported each in Islamabad, Hyderabad and Quetta.

According to Sindh Health Department, one of the infected persons reached Karachi from Syria via Doha while second patient, who is resident of Hyderabad, arrived in Karachi from Iran via Dubai.

On the other hand,  Sindh Health Department suggested to to shutdown schools for longer duration and ban on public gatherings.

Sindh Health Department disclosed this in a press note.

Sindh schools closure likely to extended with reporting of 9 new coronavirus cases on March 9 – all 9 cases in Karachi.

However the total number of cases rises in Pakistan to 20.

Sindh’s Minister of Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho chaired an internal department meeting.

The meeting decided Sindh Health Department setting up its own health desk.

Also screening at the Karachi Airport to screen all the patients coming to Karachi.

While all private and Public hospitals will be setting up a frontline desk for information on Corona Virus.

The meeting decided that an Advisory will issue to avoid large public gatherings,

It also  has suggested to the CM to put a ban on large public.

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