According to the spokesperson, the patient, a 14-year-old hails from Skardu is under treatment at City Hospital in Skardu. The confirmation takes to the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan to 20. Sindh has reported the most number of confirmed cases in the provinces with Karachi the worst affected city so far, with 15 of the total confirmed cases.
Earlier this week, Pakistan extended the closure of its Chaman border with Afghanistan for another seven days amid the coronavirus outbreak in the neighbouring country. “Three positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in western Herat province of Afghanistan,” Wahidullah Mayar, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health told Reuters, adding that of the 36 cases tested in Kabul, 33 had come back negative.
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