A patient in Quetta's government run hospital: Photo Quetta Voice

By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: The coronavirus has spread locally and 129 people have been tested positive for the virus so far in Balochistan. Cases have been reported from almost all parts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

Four more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed today, Liaquat Shahwani, the Spokesman government of Balochistan said. He said the number of cases has risen to 291 in the province.

The COVID-19 has so far caused three deaths in Balochistan. A family in Balochistan’s Jaffarabad, which returned from Dubai was also tested positive. However, people in Quetta’s Qambrani Road, Alamdar Road, Almo Chowk, airport road, Sariab road and various parts have been tested positive for the virus.

Balochistan has conducted over 4000 tests up till now with a daily average of 180 tests. The doctors continue to complain about the lack of testing kits. Moreover, the provincial government has decided to establish laboratories at Khuzdar, Turbat, Zhob to make sure maximum tests of suspected patients in the province.

In Balochistan, most of the cases were related to Zaireen (Shia pilgrims) returning from neighboring Iran. Over 100 Zaireen were tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Balochistan. The Balochistan government quarantined over 6000 Zaireen at Pak-Iran border Taftan to halt the spread of virus in the country.



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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.