Pakistan's first coronavirus case confirmed in Karachi, tally rises to two 1

Pakistan’s first coronavirus case confirmed in Karachi, tally rises to two

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Karachi: Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the port cities of Pakistan, and Dr. Zafar Mirza, special assistant to the Prime Minister of Health, confirmed this on Wednesday several minutes after the first case was reported in the port cities of Pakistan.

“I can confirm first two cases of corona virus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” Dr Mirza wrote on Twitter.

He also noted that there was “no need to panic [as] things are under control”.

The second case was reported in Islamabad and was shifted to a quarantine in the capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

Earlier, a spokesperson for the Sindh health department confirmed that the 22-year-old patient — Pakistan’s first case — had arrived in aeroplane from Iran and has a history of travel to Tehran from where he reportedly acquired the virus.

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