Sindh Government has announced the closure of all public and private universities in the Province, followed by coronavirus outbreak in Karachi.
According to the notification issued by Universities and boards department, all the public and private Universities will remain closed for today and tomorrow, 27 and 28 Feb.
Dr. Moiz Khan – faculty member, department of History told BOL News that in this regard the University of Karachi will also remain closed on the said dates as a precautionary measure.
The first case of Coronavirus was identified in Karachi and the Sindh government announced the closure of schools for two days.
Later, the government also issued notification for universities when the news spread that the patient of Corona was a student of the University of Karachi and he took classes for three days after being infected.
Earlier, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said that one case of Coronavirus has been reported in Sindh while the other has been reported in the federal capital.
The first case of the deadly coronavirus in Pakistan has been reported in Karachi’s private hospital, a spokesperson for the Sindh Health Department confirmed.
The 22-year-young male patient traveled to Iran where he acquired the virus. He came back to Pakistan a few days back in an airplane Media Coordinator to the Health and Population Welfare Minister Meeran Yousuf said in a statement.
It is to be noted that an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019.
It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China. As of 26 February 2020, 81,278 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and more than forty other countries.
There have been 2,770 deaths attributable to the disease, including 55 outside mainland China, surpassing that of the 2003 SARS outbreak.
However, more than 30,000 people have since recovered.