Pakistan’s first coronavirus case confirmed in Karachi


Shafaqna Pakistan:The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Karachi, officials at the Sindh health department said Wednesday.

According to the officials, the 22-year-old man was diagnosed with it in Karachi. The patient had recently traveled to Iran from Karachi. Yahya Jaffri and his family have been placed in quarantine at the Aga Khan University Hospital.

The health department said that the patient had traveled to Karachi from Iran in a plane. All passengers traveling with him will be examined by the government.

The deadly virus has infected over 14 people in Iran and claimed 19 lives so far. Pakistan had already closed its border with Iran border after the coronavirus outbreak in Iran.

Around 270 people, including pilgrims, returning from Iran have been isolated and placed under quarantine in Taftan’s Pakistan House for two weeks. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority said they are taking all possible protective measures at the Taftan border.