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No Pakistani student in Wuhan City contracted coronavirus: Zafar Mirza


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

26th Jan, 2020. 06:15 pm
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Four Pakistani students in China have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza confirmed on Sunday that no Pakistani student in Wuhan City had contracted coronavirus.

According to the details, 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.”

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,”

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Coronavirus (CoV) are now a days spreading from China and entire globe is sensing threat of the radical virus and taking preventive measures.

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