Pakistan Reported First Coronavirus case in Karachi

The first coronavirus confirmed case has been  reported in Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi. A man from Iran landed in Karachi on February 20. The case has been confirmed by the authorities. 

The patient was identified as a 22-year-old man who went on a pilgrimage to Iran with his family. 

Sindh Health Department confirmed the case and announced that the patient and his family are in quarantine. A department spokesman also said the provincial government is currently checking all passengers on this flight for a viral coronary infection.

So far, there has not been a single confirmed case of coronavirus in Pakistan, but it changed with a confirmed case of infection late Wednesday. 

The Prime Minister’s special assistant on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza also confirmed the case, saying that two patients infected with the virus were confirmed.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are known to contain strains that cause potentially fatal diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, they are usually transmitted through airborne liquid droplets released by infected people.

Some rare but well-known strains, including Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nKoV) and those responsible for severe acute-respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle-Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS), can lead to death in humans.

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