Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said Thursday that a task force has been set up to control the spread of the corona virus in the province.
CM spoke to the media and said that two coronavirus-infected individuals in Pakistan have been isolated and data on 1,500 people from Iran have been collected.
He said that the authorities will monitor this extensively.
The minister also told reporters that schools in the province were closed due to the virus. He said that people should not be afraid of the precautions the government has taken.
Pakistan confirms two cases of coronavirus
The Health Minister said that Pakistan has confirmed two cases of coronavirus, the first recorded case of the virus in the country.
“Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” Zafar Mirza, tweeted. “No need to panic, things are under control.”
According to Sindh Health Department, 22-year-old Yahya took a flight to Karachi from Iran. Patient and his family were immediately placed in quarantine at a hospital.