Deadly Coronavirus that has killed more than 4000 around the world, with mainland China has spread to at least 110 countries.World health officials declared the outbreak of the virus, which began in the city of Wuhan, a global health emergency. However, the virus is spreading its deadly roots in Pakistan, where the cases toll has now risen to 20.Lets take a look on the timeline of deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country.
On this day Four Pakistani students in China test positive for coronavirus.
Four Pakistani students in China tested positive for the coronavirus,
State Minister of Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed at a press conference in Islamabad on January 29.
All Four Pakistani students in China recover from illness
State Minister of Health said that four Pakistani students tested positive for the coronavirus in China had recovered from the illness.
213/ I am pleased to confirm that Alhamdolilah our four students that had developed #coronavirus disease in China are now fully recovered and today they have been discharged from the hospital. 98% of all corona virus confirmed patients fully recover.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) February 12, 2020
On this Day Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus.
State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza on February 26 took to Twitter to confirm the first two cases of the coronavirus in Pakistan.
220/ 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. I will hold press conf tomorrow on return from Taftan.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) February 26, 2020
Pakistan launched helpline for the public to report suspected cases of the coronavirus across the country.
223/ If you or somebody you know have recently returned from China, Iran or a country where #COVIDー19 is prevalent and if there are symptoms like fever, cough, difficulty in breathing – please report by calling at 1166.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) February 27, 2020
Dr Zafar Mirza on February 29 confirmed two more cases of the coronavirus in the country.
229/ I can confirm 2 new cases of #coronavirus disease have been diagnosed today in Pakistan. 1 in Sindh and 1 in Fed areas. These patients are being handled according to clinical protocols. Contact tracing has started and we will make sure all concerned are taken well care off
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) February 29, 2020
On this day Pakistan confirmed one more case of the coronavirus in the country.
New case was confirmed from the federal areas.
234/ We have now 5th confirmed case of #COVID19 in federal areas. Patient is stable and is being managed well. I request the media to respect the privacy of the patient and the family.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 3, 2020
March 6 confirmed one more case of the coronavirus in the country. New case was confirmed from Sindh.
236/ 6th case of #coronavirus in Pakistan is confirmed. The patient is in clinically stable condition in Sindh and is being well taken care of.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 5, 2020
Zafar Mirza on March 8 confirmed one more case of the coronavirus in the country.
239/ A patient from Karachi, tested #COVIDー19 positive today. All contacts are quarantined. This is 7th case in 🇵🇰 though 1 has already recovered & discharged & another one is ready to be discharged. If we all act responsibly we can avoid corona virus outbreak in Pakistan.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 8, 2020
Moreover On this day Pakistan confirmed 9 cases in a row, taking the toll to 19.
243/ Cases in Pakistan have more than doubled in last 24 hours. This is not surprising. Disease has spread in 106 countries. All 19 cases have brought this from abroad. All are stable. There is no evidence of local spread as yet. If we act responsibly we can avoid spread.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 10, 2020
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.