Islamabad: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has suggested that a parliamentary committee be formed to address the problems of Pakistanis trapped in China due to the Noval Coronavirus.
Addressing the National Assembly, he said, "So far, 21,653 people have been infected with the virus and 23,000 are under surveillance. Our children are not orphans so we have to decide whether we want to keep them in China or Want to bring Pakistan back ”.
He further said that the proposed parliamentary committee should decide on the issues facing Pakistan due to the spread of the Coronavirus in China.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, decided to get a policy statement from the government before setting up a parliamentary committee.
On the other hand, another flight carrying 122 passengers from China arrived at Islamabad International Airport. The flight had 31 Chinese and civilians aboard, one of which was transferred to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) at a slight fever.
In this regard, an immigration officer said the Chinese passenger had difficulty breathing, which put him in the isolation ward in Pimms, he said, adding that the passenger had suffered a flight during the flight.
Pims spokesman Dr Waseem Khawaja also confirmed that the patient was shifted to the hospital, adding that the patient was being examined and a team of doctors would decide whether to admit him to the hospital.
He said the team from the National Institute of Health arrived at the hospital to get the patient samples to determine if the person mentioned was infected with the Nawal Coronavirus. Arrive and get patient samples to determine if the person mentioned is infected with the Novel Coronavirus.
On the other hand, Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pichoho told a cabinet meeting that on Monday night a flight of 300 Chinese nationals landed at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi for which doctors and ambulances were present at the airport.
In addition, Health Minister Punjab Yasmin Rashid said at a press conference that the government was fully aware of the Coronavirus region and had made necessary preparations in this regard.
Talking to reporters at the Directorate General Public Relations, he said that no Coronavirus case has been reported in Pakistan till now and precautions and awareness are important to prevent the spread of the disease.
A total of 7 suspected cases were reported, out of which 4 patients were discharged while 3 were under treatment, he said.