The country is in Panic as 19 patients of coronavirus have been confirmed in Pakistan out of which 15 are reportedly in Karachi, 2 in Islamabad, 1 case in Quetta and 1 in Gilgit. Covid-19 aka coronavirus by world health organization has spread in over 100 countries.
About 11 patients, suspected of coronavirus in Pakistan are still under observation in hospitals in different cities across the province. The suspected patients have been kept in isolation rooms including three patients in DHQ hospital, Gujranwala, two each in Mayo Hospital and Doctors Hospital in Lahore and one each in DHQ hospital, Hafizabad, DHQ hospital, Sargodha and DHQ hospital, Lodharan. As many as 65 patients have been cleared of suspicion of contracting the virus and discharged from hospitals from across the province.
However, sources informed that two patients including a NAB prisoner and a patient from Gujranwala have also been kept in the High Dependency Unit at the Services Hospital, but it could not be confirmed if they were suffering from symptoms similar to coronavirus. “As only those patients, suspected of carrying coronavirus symptoms, are supposed to be kept in HDU isolation, but officials deny that these patients were being kept for suspicion of coronavirus,” a doctor at the Services Hospital told The News Tuesday.
PM’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said the cases in Pakistan have more than doubled in the last 24 hours. This is not surprising. The disease has spread in 106 countries. All 19 patients have contracted virus from abroad, and are stable. There is no evidence of local spread as yet. If we act responsibly we can avoid the virus spread. The most important thing is to limit the spread of coronavirus is by ensuring hygiene; washing hands properly, avoid touching our face and keeping a distance from sick people. “The government is working hard to contain the spread, but we all need to play our role in this fight,” he added.
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