CoronaVirus: Pakistan confirms sixth case

The patient in Karachi tested positive for virus


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KARACHI: Sixth corona virus case has been confirmed in Sindh province on Thursday. Meeran Yousaf, Sindh’ government’s media coordinator for population welfare and health confirmed the third case in Karachi. She said the patient has travel history  of Iran. The patient had returned from neighboring Iran on February 25.

She said the patient belongs to district east Karachi and was kept in isolation ward to provide him better health facilities. The family members of the patient have been quarantined for the time being.

Other three cases have been confirmed from federal capital. Dr. Zafar Mirza, the federal adviser on health said all the patients had a history of visiting Iran. Pakistan has closed its border with neighboring Iran after close to 100 deaths caused by the deadly corona virus.

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At Taftan border, a large number of Zaireen have been kept in quarantine and not being allowed to move towards Quetta. “We have demanded of the Iranian government to conduct complete medical test of Pakistanis there”, Liaqat Shahwani, the Spokesman government of Balochistan told Quetta Voice. He said hundreds of Zaireen have been kept in quarantine center at Pak-Iran border Taftan and they would be allowed to move after their quarantine period is finished.

Pakistan has also closed its border with Afghanistan in view of corona virus cases in the country.

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