Which five KP districts have been declared ‘most vulnerable’ to coronavirus?

No case of coronavirus has been detected in Pakistan so far, although the government has taken some precautionary measures.

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  • The KP government has declared its five northern districts “most sensitive” in terms of the disease.
  • The Deputy Commissioner of Battagram, said, “We are on high alert due to the movement of Chinese citizens in the region.”

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The KP Health Department has issued a special warning amid the spread of the coronavirus and has directed all public and private hospitals to report instantly if any patient is showing symptoms. 

No case of coronavirus has been detected in Pakistan so far, although the government has taken some precautionary measures.

The KP government has declared its five northern districts “most sensitive” in terms of the disease.

The most sensitive districts include:

  • Mansehra,
  • Abbottabad,
  • Battagram,
  • Kohistan,
  • Shangla

The Deputy Commissioner of Battagram, Altaf Hussain, tolda  source, “We are on high alert due to the movement of Chinese citizens in the region. We are monitoring the situation and are coordinating with the federal and provincial governments.”

Hussain further said around 112 Chinese are working on a CPEC project in Battagram.

“Of them, 20 have gone home to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival with their families in China. They might not be returning soon as the Pakistan government has postponed all flights to and from China,” Hussain said.

Precautionary Measures

  • The government has set up four centers in various parts of the district to ensure the scanning and monitoring of patients.
  • KP government has established isolation wards.
  • The government has demanded the “viral transport media” kit form the government to transport samples of suspected patients.
  • The government has ordered masks, gloves, caps, and gowns.

Moreover, the Pakistan government has established two centers for the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus patients.

  • Aga Khan Hospital (Karachi)
  • Shaukat Khanum Hospital (Lahore)

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