Seventh coronavirus case confirmed in Pakistan
Another coronavirus patient has emerged in Pakistan, making it the seventh case in the country.
The new patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus belongs to Karachi, Special Assistant to the PM Zafar Mirza confirmed on Sunday.
He said one of the earlier six patients, who earlier tested positive for the virus, had recovered and discharged from hospital.
“Another patient is on the verge of recovery,” he added.
“If we act responsibly, we can control the spread of this deadly coronavirus,” Mirza said in a tweet.
239/ A patient from Karachi, tested #COVIDー19 positive today. All contacts are quarantined. This is 7th case in 🇵🇰 though 1 has already recovered & discharged & another one is ready to be discharged. If we all act responsibly we can avoid corona virus outbreak in Pakistan.— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 8, 2020
Earlier on Thursday Sindh government had confirmed the sixth coronavirus case of the country.
The spokesperson for the Sindh chief minister informed the media the virus-infected person was 69 years old and 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, he said.