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Coronavirus-White House acknowledges they lack testing kits


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Mar, 2020. 09:49 am
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Coronavirus-White House acknowledges they lack testing kits

The White House accepted that the US does not possess sufficient test kits to deal with coronavirus.

Vice President Mike Pence said Trump’s government would not be capable of fulfilling its objectives to arrange one million testing kits this week.

But Congress approved an emergency aid package to deal with the disease.

Note that there are 92,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide. Over 80,000 cases are in China. More than 3,000 people have lost their lives.

In addition to this, the death toll in the US reached 12 on Thursday whereas there are more than 200 cases in 20 states.

The health department says that officials in the Seattle informed that there are 70 new cases of the virus.

Out of the total number of deaths, nine were from the same nursing home in Suburban Seattle. Authorities are investigating whether they followed prevention guidelines.

On the other hand, Iran has restricted travel between its major cities as 107 people have died of the outbreak.

Health Minister Saeed Namaki urged people not to travel. Note that schools have been shut in the country.

The measure has been taken as a World Health Organisation threatened that some countries are not working properly to combat the virus.

Coronavirus: Toll rise to six in Pakistan as Iran-returned man tested positive

Minister of State for Health Dr Zafar Mirza has confirmed the sixth case of Coronavirus in the country.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza further said while Tweeting that the patient is in clinically stable condition in Sindh and is being well taken care of.

 

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