Pakistani dies of coronavirus in Italy

By: News Desk      Published: 04:25 PM, 11 Mar, 2020
Pakistani dies of coronavirus in Italy
Commuters, some wearing a respiratory mask, travel in the underground metro in the Italian city of Milan.–AFP

A Pakistani man on Wednesday died of coronavirus in Milan which is the epicentre of the pandemic in not only Italy but also Europe.

According to, the unnamed victim was 65-year-old and had been living in the Italian city for years.

As Italy is facing a serious coronavirus crisis with all the public gatherings banned and the entire country facing a lockdown-like situation, the PIA had, the other day, had suspended its flights to Milan.

The move is aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus. However, the national flag carrier said the Pakistanis living in Milan or any other city of Italy can use the airline from Paris. However, they would have to bear the travelling expenses to Paris.

Italy's death toll from the new disease shot up to 631 so far and infections surpassed 10,000, the worst numbers after China.