Besides Taftan, 2064 came to Quetta by air: Chief Secretary Balochistan

Those who came by air should contact provincial government


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By Our Staff  Reporter

QUETTA: Chief Secretary Balochistan, Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar has revealed that 2064 people came to Quetta by air from various countries. “We received their data and they are requested to contact the provincial government”, he told reporters after the meeting of the apex committee on Wednesday at the civil secretariat. Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani, secretary information Irfan Shah Gharsheen, secretary health Mudassar Waheed and other high ups were also present on the occasion.

About the COVID19 cases, Mr. Fazeel Asghar informed that currently there were 119 patients of coronavirus in the province and that one person has died fo the virus so far. Cases of coronavirus are confined to Quetta so far and we are trying to limit it to the city, he said. In response to a question, the chief secretary stated that a survey of Marriabad and Hazara Town would be conducted in this regard. “We want to lockdown Marriabad and Hazara Town”, he mentioned.

Most of the people came to Quetta from Iran via the Taftan border in the aftermath of the outbreak of coronavirus in the neighboring country. Most of them were Zaireen (Shia pilgrims) from Sindh and Punjab provinces and were quarantined at the Taftan border.

Besides Taftan, these 2064 people came to Quetta by air from Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. The Chief Secretary requested the people who arrived by air to contact the government with an objective to contain the deadly coronavirus. Most of the cases reported in Pakistan had a travel history of abroad and Iran in particular.

Out of these 2064 people, most of the people came to Quetta and we got their who data, the chief secretary mentioned.


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