At 6 p.m. local time health authorities reported a 47-year-old man, named as Li, and a 52-year-old man, named as Gu, were infected, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing the state-run China Central Television (CCTV). Authorities said the pair had visited Wuhan, in Hubei, where the first case was reported on January 10, RFA said. The Wall Street Journal also reported on the outbreak in Xinjiang, citing health authorities.
A Chinese man suspected of contracting the virus has been hospitalized in Multan. Pakistan has a very high number of Chinese visitors. Though the coronavirus has not yet been defined a potential global threat, Pakistan still needs to take measures to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens.