Pakistani woman dies of coronavirus in France

By: News Desk      Published: 06:15 PM, 21 Mar, 2020
Pakistani woman dies of coronavirus in France
People buy groceries in the "Marche des Lices" market in Rennes' city center, western France.–AFP

First Pakistani woman in France died of the novel coronavirus, marking the fourth overseas Pakistani death due to the pandemic. She was 70.

All the family members of the deceased are also reportedly infected by the virus, and her son and the daughter-in-law has also been admitted to hospital for the suspicion of the infection.

Earlier, a 66-year-old woman had been under treatment at Mandeville Hospital in High Wycombe, UK, where she breathed her last on Monday. She belonged to the Dadyal area in Azad Kashmir.

Before that on Tuesday, another 60-year-old Pakistan-born British man died from coronavirus in London. He was the second overseas Pakistani who died from the deadly virus.

The man belonged to Gojar Khan City in Pakistan and his family has been quarantined in the East London Barking.

The first overseas Pakistani death reported of the coronavirus was in Milan, Italy on March 11. The unnamed victim was 65-year-old and had been living in the Italian city for years.