Karachi: Under the wake of widely spreading lethal coronavirus across the countries, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani stated here on Wednesday that the provincial government would “try its best to create awareness about the precautions [against coronavirus] among the people.”
Coronavirus patients rose
While speaking to the Geo News, Ghani explained if the number of coronavirus patients rose, then the government will make sure that everyone would be facilitated properly and immediately.
He said, “The panic over the virus and the speed at which the number of cases is growing, it is obvious that we cannot accommodate patients in all the hospitals.”
He went on saying, “May God not take us to such a stage but, if need be, the provincial government will distribute masks to citizens.”
“Coronavirus was not a disease that took lives immediately,” he further added.
‘No need to panic’
Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza had confirmed that two positive cases of coronavirus in Pakistan.
One patient belongs to Karachi while the other one is from Gilgit and is currently under treatment in Islamabad.
It is worth noticing that they have traveled to Iran to visit Holy sites and on their arrival, they have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza said in a tweet,
“I can confirm the first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to the clinical standard protocols and both of them are stable. There is no need to panic, things are under control.”
220/ 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. No need to panic, things are under control. I will hold press conf tomorrow on return from Taftan.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) February 26, 2020
Moreover, an Emergency Control Room has also been established at Commissioner House Karachi in case any other patient is being effected by the virus.
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