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  • Pakistan: Covid-19 cases - 300,371 cases, 6,370 deaths

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/274482-pak...confirms-first

    KARACHI: The first case of coronavirus has been reported here in the port city of Karachi, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

    The 22-year-old patient arrived in aeroplane from Iran.
    Last edited by kiwibird; March 6, 2020, 08:14 AM.
    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    Pakistan's first confirmed case of coronavirus reported in Karachi: Sindh Health Dept

    Imtiaz Ali

    February 26, 2020

    The 22-year-old male patient had travelled to Iran where he acquired the virus.


    https://www.dawn.com/news/1536792/fi...dh-health-dept

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    • #3
      Coronavirus: Pakistan confirms two cases of Covid-19

      Filed on February 26, 2020 |

      Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Pakistan.

      According to a report by Geo News, the information regarding the same was confirmed by Zafar Mirza, the State Minister of Health of Pakistan, formerly Director Health System, World Health Organization.


      "I can confirm first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable. No need to panic, things are under control. I will hold press conference tomorrow on return from Taftan", he said in a tweet on his official account.

      A spokesperson for the Sindh health department had earlier confirmed the first coronavirus case in the country. The 22-year-old had arrived in the country on a flight from Iran, from where he reportedly acquired the virus.

      The patient and his family were admitted to a private hospital in quarantine conditions.

      The information regarding the same has been confirmed by Pakistan's State Minister of Health.
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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      • #4
        Source: https://www.geo.tv/latest/274482-pak...confirms-first

        Pakistan's first coronavirus case confirmed in Karachi, tally rises to two
        Wednesday Feb 26 2020
        Khawar Khan

        KARACHI: Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Pakistan's port city, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed on Wednesday, minutes after the first case was reported in Pakistan's port city.

        "I can confirm first two cases of corona virus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable," Dr Mirza wrote on Twitter...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/621...to-walk-freely

          Anger over allowing coronavirus patients to walk freely
          Waqar Bhatti
          February 28, 2020

          KARACHI: Outraged at federal government for failure to detect people infected with Coronavirus at airports and other entry points, Sindh government on Thursday decided to ask the federal authorities to make provincial and local administration officials part of the screening process of the people arriving in the country after a young man, who had returned to Karachi from Iran last week, was found infected with the COVID-19, officials said.

          “The Sindh government is not satisfied with the screening arrangements of the federal government at the airports and other entry points as we fear that several infected persons would have entered our cities undetected, which is evident from the case of Yahya Afridi. We have decided to ask the center to include out experts in the screening process to make it more efficient and result-oriented and to prevent the entry of any more Coronavirus patients,” a member of the Sindh Task Force on Coronavirus told The News on Thursday.

          The Sindh government authorities were also critical of federal government for offering ‘no support at all’ in dealing with the threat of coronavirus, saying they were facing an acute shortage of PPE (personal protection equipment), hazmat suits, relevant equipment and expertise but so far federal government had not come up with any assistance whatsoever for the provincial government. Pakistan had confirmed its two positive cases in the country on Wednesday, one each in Karachi and Islamabad, who had traveled to Iran as pilgrims in the current month. Earlier Pakistan had suspended flight operations with Iran in addition to closing borders with the neighbouring country where over two dozen people have so far been died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by the coronavirus. The task force formed by the Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah met on Thursday evening with him in the chair and decided that all those who had traveled to Iran during last one and half month would be tracked and screened for Coronavirus, while the federal government would be advised to keep all the travelers from Iran in quarantine for 14 days before allowing them to enter the country...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/620...or-coronavirus

            Panic grips region after man tests positive for coronavirus
            Muhammad Qasim
            February 28, 2020

            Islamabad:Severe panic has gripped this region of the country after the confirmation of at least two patients positive for illness caused by new coronavirus that has been given official name of COVID-19, one in Karachi and the other in the federal capital while medical face masks are almost unavailable in markets in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi or being sold in black at much higher prices. Both the two patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan have recently visited Iran that has been hit by coronavirus. The public sector hospitals in the region have started receiving patients with fear of having COVID-19.

            According to Deputy Director at PIMS Dr. Waseem Ahmed Khawaja, the hospital received well over 20 persons on Thursday for examination who have recently visited Iran. The hospital has admitted four patients who are being kept under observation in isolation ward of the hospital, he said.

            He added the PIMS has established a 10-bed isolation ward for keeping suspects of COVID-19 though if needed, the hospital may increase the number of beds. On Thursday, a tour operator brought few persons for examination at PIMS who have been to Iran recently. He informed the hospital administration that he would bring another 50 persons for examination shortly as they have spent days in Iran recently...

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            • #7
              https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1634446/press-review
              3 coronavirus cases detected in Rawalpindi
              Not much more information but this appears to take the total to 5 as the other confirmed cases were in different locations.


              Pakistan suspends flights to Iran amid coronavirus fear

              www.aa.com.tr › asia-pacific › pakistan-suspends-flights-to-iran-amid...

              20 hours ago - Pakistan announced Thursday the suspension of flights to and from Iran for an indefinite period amid fears about the spread of the coronavirus. The move came one day after Pakistan confirmed first two cases of the virus -- one each in Karachi and Islamabad.
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              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.wionews.com/south-asia/p...to-four-283498

                Pakistan confirms two more coronavirus cases, brings total to four
                WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 29, 2020, 08.43 PM(IST)

                As the coronavirus cases surge in neighbouring Iran, the south-Asian country has suspended all flight coming from and to Iran.

                Pakistan on Saturday confirmed two more cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of positive cases to four.

                "We have received reports of two more positive cases of coronavirus, one has been reported in Sindh province, (the) other in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, Pakistan's health minister said in a press conference.

                On Wednesday, Pakistan confirmed two cases of coronavirus. Speaking during the conference, the health minister also said that the two people are doing well now and about the discharged from the hospital...

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                • #9
                  Pakistan confirms fifth coronavirus case

                  Pakistan on Tuesday reported a new coronavirus case, taking the total in the South Asian nation to five since the first cases were confirmed last week, officials said.

                  "We have now 5th confirmed case of COVID19 in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, the country's health minister said in a tweet early Tuesday morning.

                  "We have now 5th confirmed case of COVID19 in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, the country's health minister said in a tweet early Tuesday morning. The patient is stable and being managed well, he said, without giving further details.
                  “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                  • #10
                    https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/paki...ase-1.70195062
                    Pakistan reports 6th coronavirus case

                    69-year-old patient has a travel history to Iran and returned to the country last week
                    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                    • #11
                      Pakistan confirms 7th coronavirus case

                      Case emerges after first patient discharged from hospital after recovery


                      Pakistan on Sunday confirmed its seventh novel coronavirus case.

                      The case was reported from the southern city of Karachi, according to a statement from the health department of the Sindh province, where Karachi is located.

                      The new case has been confirmed a day after the first COVID-19 patient was discharged from a Karachi hospital after "fully" recovering.

                      Like the previous six cases, the new patient had a history of traveling to neighboring Iran, which has reported the highest number of deaths after China and Italy.

                      This was the fourth case reported from Karachi alone. The other three cases in Pakistan were reported from the capital Islamabad and northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Authorities say all the patients are in stable condition.

                      Pakistan confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 26 in Karachi, where a 22-year-old male who had recently visited Iran was found to be infected.
                      Case emerges after first patient discharged from hospital after recovery - Anadolu Agency
                      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      • #12
                        Pakistan Reports Nine More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total To 16

                        ISLAMABAD -- Nine more people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Pakistan, increasing the nationwide count to 16, officials say.

                        In a tweet late on March 9, top health official Zafar Mirza said that all nine were from the southern city of Karachi, the capital of Sindh Province, which has reported a total of 14 cases.

                        "All these cases are contacts of an already confirmed case. Further contacts are being traced and tested," Mirza wrote.


                        Five of the nine were said to have recently travelled from Syria via Doha, Qatar. The four others reportedly travelled from London to Karachi via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates....https://www.rferl.org/a/pakistan-rep.../30479180.html
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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/202...istan-toll-18/

                          ITwo more coronavirus cases emerge in Pakistan, toll at 18
                          by Staff Report , (Last Updated 41 seconds ago)

                          –CM Murad says all confirmed cases have travel histories, tells people not to panic

                          –Engro closes Karachi offices after employee tests positive for coronavirus

                          –PM’s aide Firdous claims govt closely monitoring situation, things under control

                          KARACHI: The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has touched 18 after two more cases were detected in Hyderabad and Karachi, the Sindh Health Department said on Tuesday...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/627...ppear-in-sindh


                            M. Waqar Bhatti
                            March 11, 2020
                            Two more COVID-19 cases appear in Sindh

                            KARACHI: Authorities in Sindh on Tuesday announced that two more persons, one from Hyderabad and the other from Karachi, had been tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of positive cases in Sindh to 15 and 19 in the country, saying one of the patients had recovered completely and discharged from the hospital after treatment.

                            “In Sindh we have two new cases of coronavirus. Today’s first case is from Hyderabad and the patient arrived from Syria via Doha. The second case is from Karachi and the patient arrived from Iran via Dubai. The department is in the process of tracking all the contacts down for further testing...


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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/wor...n-2115338.html

                              ...KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan have risen to 20 after a 14-year old boy was tested positive for COVID-19 in Gilgit Baltistan, a health official said on Wednesday.

                              Pakistan saw a sudden increase in coronavirus infections on Tuesday when a dozen new cases were reported across the country.

                              The health ministry official said that the latest case was reported from Skardu district.

                              The patient, who recently returned from Iran with his mother, showed symptoms of the virus and was immediately placed in quarantine with his family members, said Shah Zaman, a doctor...

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