‘Four Pakistani Students Tested Positive For Coronavirus’, Dr. Zafar Mirza confirms

The news was confirmed to the authorities after Pakistani students in China appealed to the government to evacuate them from the country.

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza confirmed that four Pakistani students, currently in China, have tested positive for coronavirus. Dr. Zafar refused to share the names of the students with the public.

“The government will take good care of the students who have contracted the virus,” he said at the press conference.

The news was confirmed to the authorities after Pakistani students in China appealed to the government to evacuate them from the country. Currently, there are 500 Pakistani students are studying in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus.

“Four students have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. Their condition is better now,” Dr. Zafar Mirza said.

He continued that the health ministry is in contact with the Pakistani embassy in Beijing.

“Pakistani officials in China are in constant touch with all the students,” he said.

The SAPM confirmed that so far, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. However, there were reports that four individuals, including a Chinese national, were diagnosed with the disease.

Dr. Zafar said that their health was improving and are safe, as per the lab reports. Ever since its spread, the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 132 people. It began from the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread across the world.

So far, the virus has spread as far as North America and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced a case of the new coronavirus affecting people from one family coming from the city of Wuhan in China,” a state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.

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