Rawalpindi: The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured the nation on Thursday that he has directed all the concerned departments to “gear up preparations” to combat coronavirus in the country. COAS Bajwa orders ‘all concerned to gear up preparations’
Earlier, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the recently spreading virus as a “Pandemic”.
“The path to regional stability and peace passes through Afghanistan. Collaborative approach and patience can help overcome all challenges for which Pakistan is ready to play its part with utmost sincerity” COAS. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/Gus0l5kTK0
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) March 12, 2020
COAS made this statement while attending a Corps Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday.
Moreover, the current situation at the Line of Control (LoC) and Afghan Peace Process was also discussed during the conference.
For now, Pakistan has experienced 21 cases of positive coronavirus in the country. The highest number of patients are from Karachi. Sindh has been the hard-hit target of the virus with 15 cases emerged within a few days.
The newly diagnosed patient in Gilgit Baltistan had also traveled from Iran. He is currently under treatment at the Skardu hospital.
Moreover, two patients who were initially tested positive have been recovered.