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Sindh confirms another coronavirus case, total Pakistan tally rises up to 6

Sindh confirms another coronavirus case, total Pakistan tally rises up to 6

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Pakistan’s sixth case of novel coronavirus was reported in Karachi on Thursday. The patient was identified as a 69-year-old male residing in the city’s District East.

Taking notice of the case, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed officials to trace and test all those who have been in contact with the patient.

“The patient had returned from Iran on February 25. The health department was already monitoring the situation, so when he started showing symptoms, officials took his samples and sent them for testing.”

Other coronavirus cases in Pakistan

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza had confirmed Pakistan’s first two cases of coronavirus on February 26, from Karachi and Gilgit-Baltistan. Three days later, the PM’s aide had confirmed two more cases of the virus, once again from Karachi and GB. On March 3, Pakistan’s fifth case had emerged in a woman from GB.

Also read: Saudi Arabia extends Umrah & travel ban on Pakistan due to coronavirus outbreak

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