Mirza says coronavirus situation under control, no need to panic
A poster on a busy street in Pakistan carries advice on protection against coronavirus.–File photo
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Iqbal Mirza said on Tuesday there was no need to panic from newly-reported coronavirus cases in Pakistan because the situation was completely under control.
Mirza said in a twitter message that the government was watching the changing situation closely and that the newly-reported cases were being provided the best medical care. He said the federal government was working in collaboration with the provincial governments on an emergency basis to protect people against coronavirus.
242/حکومت کی بدلتی ہوئی صورتحال پر گہری نظر ھے رپورٹ ہونیوالے نیے کیسز کو بہترین طبی نگہداشت کی جارہی ھے پریشان ہونے کی ضرورت نہیں صورتحال مکمل طور پر قابو میں ھے وفاقی اور صوبائی حکومتیں ملکر عوام کو کروانا وائرس سے بچاؤ کیلئے ہنگامی بنیادوں پر کام کر رہی ہیں— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 10, 2020
Also, Mirza said there was no evidence of spread of local coronavirus and all reported patients brought the virus from other countries. He said that condition of all reported patients was stable.
243/ Cases in Pakistan have more than doubled in last 24 hours. This is not surprising. Disease has spread in 106 countries. All 19 cases have brought this from abroad. All are stable. There is no evidence of local spread as yet. If we act responsibly we can avoid spread.— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 10, 2020
The adviser on health also gave people some tips on protection against the virus and urged people to play their role in the fight against the disease.
244/ The most important to limit the spread of #coronavirus is to ensure that we observe hygiene by washing hands properly, avoid touching our face & keep distance with sick people. The govt is working hard to contain the spread, but we all need to take our part in this fight.— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) March 10, 2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Pakistan rose to 19 on Tuesday, March 10. The number of patients almost doubled in 24 hours, as reported by government officials on Tuesday evening. The first coronavirus patient, who was reported in Karachi almost two weeks ago, has fully recovered after treatment and he was discharged from the health facility last week.