The Prime Minister’s Office has sent a letter to the relevant ministries in view of the the possibility of spreading Coronavirus.
According to details, the Prime Minister’s House stated that there have been 2,000 confirmed cases of Corona virus in China so far and in view of the large number of people traveling between the two countries did not rule out the possibility of spreading the Coronavirus in Pakistan.
The letter further stated that the presence of large numbers of Chinese people in Pakistan so that the comprehensive strategy can be set to avoid risk of spreading the Coronavirus.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has also directed to take advance security measures and integrated strategies in view of the risk of spreading this deadly disease.
The Prime Minister also directed to convene a high-level inter-Ministerial meeting to devise strategies for the prevention of Coronavirus.
The meeting, will be chaired by the Prime Minister’s Assistant Special for National Health Services and will be attended by the Secretary Foreign, Secretary National Health Services, Secretary Home, Secretary Aviation, Provincial Secretaries for Health, Chairman NDMA, Surgeon General Pakistan Army and other senior officers.
Earlier, State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza confirmed that no Pakistani student in Wuhan City had contracted coronavirus.
In a tweet, Zafar Mirza reassured families of over 500 Pakistani students in the Chinese city where the virus had originated. “No case of coronavirus among them and our Embassy is actively in touch with them.”
176/ Pakistani students in Wuhan City: I want to reassure the families of our >500 Pakistani students in Wuhan City. Having spoken with our Ambassador in China I can confirm that students are well, no case of #coronoavirus among them & our Embassy is actively in touch with them.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) January 26, 2020
Mirza said the Pakistani students in China had been informed about the protective measures. “They should follow the instructions and be patient,” he said.
On the other hand, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, There are approximately 28,000 Pakistani students all over China, around 800 resident traders and around 1,500 Pakistani traders who travel to China frequently.
The statement said, “There are close to 500 students in Wuhan alone. These numbers have to take into account the fact that many of our students come to China either on self financing or on the scholarships offered by the Chinese and they don’t always register with the Embassy. Similarly, our traders and other visitors from Pakistan also don’t always register with the Embassy. So the Embassy has an approximate estimation,”
The total number of confirmed cases of the 2019 novel #coronavirus reported from mainland China 🇨🇳 to date is 1,975.
— World Health Organization Western Pacific (@WHOWPRO) January 26, 2020
Coronavirus (CoV) are now a days spreading from China and entire globe is sensing threat of the radical virus and taking preventive measures.
According to world health organization definition, “Coronaviruses – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”