Coronavirus: Pakistan confirms first two cases
KARACHI, PAKISTAN (AFP) - Pakistan has detected its first two cases of novel coronavirus, a public health advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Wednesday (Feb 26), days after Islamabad closed its land border with Iran, where 19 people have died from the virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
A statement issued by the southern Sindh province's health department stated that the first positive case was reported in Karachi in a 22-year-old male with a"history of travel to Iran where he has acquired the virus."Mirza said he would hold a press conference on Thursday on Pakistan's new cases.
The virus has spread to more than 30 countries, killing over 2,700 and infecting 80,000, mostly in China.Islamabad has a history of failing to contain infectious diseases such as polio, tuberculosis and hepatitis.
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