Foreign Office said that Pakistani community members, mostly students, in Wuhan, and in other parts of China, are all safe from the novel virus which has killed dozens of people in China.
Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement that the Ministry and the Pakistan Embassy in China are actively monitoring the situation of Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. The Embassy in Beijing and other sub-Missions in China are also in touch with the Pakistani community as well as Chinese authorities.
According to the details, Over 500 students and other community members in Wuhan, and in other parts of China, are safe. There is no report of infection in any Pakistani community member thus far. The community has been reassured of full support and requested to follow health protocols issued by the Chinese authorities and stay indoors. The current situation calls for greater patience and perseverance.
Coronaviruses are transmitted by animals and people, and the novel strain has been linked to a market in Wuhan that soled seafood and live animals – including wild species. The Chinese government announced on Sunday that it’s banning all sales of wild animals.
Earlier on today, 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.