The first Corona virus patient has come out in Pakistan
KARACHI: The first case of coronavirus was reported in Pakistan, a deadly virus-affected traveller travelled from China to Dubai and then returned home.
According to sources, the passenger arrived in Karachi on January 21 from Dubai, after which another passenger arrived in Multan via flight PK-332.
Sources said that the person was shifted to Nishtar Hospital after being treated for ill health while staying in Multan.
Security measures have been taken at Bacha Khan Airport in view of the fears of transfer of the Coronavirus to Pakistan, new screening arrangements have been made by the Civil Aviation Authority at the airport.
Coronavirus fears Pakistan's transfer, security measures
Passengers arriving from the Gulf countries are passing through the health counter, doctors and paramedical staff from the health department at the health counter are there day and night.
It should be noted that Pakistan has contacted global laboratories in view of the potential threat of the Coronavirus. Zafar Mirza said that the diagnosis of the virus is not available in Pakistan. Samples of reported cases will be sent to international laboratories. The Ministry of Health has contracted laboratories in China, Hong Kong and the Netherlands to diagnose the Coronavirus.