Karachi woman transmits coronavirus to family

By: News Desk      Published: 06:56 PM, 21 Mar, 2020
Karachi woman transmits coronavirus to family
 Rangers personnel wearing facemasks stand guard next to a man washing his hands during an awareness campaign amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Karachi.–AFP

Nine other members of a family were tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday after a woman was first diagnosed with the virus in Karachi.

The woman, who was initially found to be infected by the virus, had arrived from Saudi Arabia. Later, she also attended a wedding ceremony.

The tests of other family members carried out as a precautionary measure revealed that nine of them were also infected.

The officials said attempts were being made to trace those attending the wedding.

On the other hand, some reports quoting Sindh government said that 60 coronavirus cases in the province were a result of community spread as they had not travelled abroad in the recently, thus having no travelling history.

Sindh tops the lists with the most number of cases [267] in the country. One death has also been reported so far as a result of the pandemic.