Another coronavirus case confirmed in Karachi, tally in Pakistan rises to six
A healthcare official checks temperature of pilgrims returning from Iran.–File photo
The Sindh government on Thursday confirmed coronavirus in another patient in Karachi.
According to the spokesperson for the Sindh chief minister, the virus-infected person is 69 years old and is a resident of Karachi East. The authorities have been directed to conduct tests of people who have been in contact with the affected person in recent days, says the spokesperson.
The latest case has taken the tally in Sindh to three and Pakistan to six.
Later, Dr Zafar Mirza, special assistant to prime minister on health, too took to Twitter to confirm the sixth case of coronavirus in Pakistan.
236/ 6th case of #coronavirus in Pakistan is confirmed. The patient is in clinically stable condition in Sindh and is being well taken care of.— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 5, 2020