KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho on Tuesday said that all 13 patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Sindh came from abroad, hoping impact of coronavirus will disappear as the summer season will start.
In a statement, the PPP leader said that the Sindh government was taking all-out measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. She also mentioned that the impact of coronavirus will disappear as the summer season will start.
“All coronavirus patients reported in Sindh had travelled to foreign countries. We are hopeful that hot weather will stop the spread of coronavirus,” Dr Azra maintained.
She also said that the people should avoid to go outside from their unnecessary and don’t go in the crowds. “The citizens can go into stadium for watching Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches,” she said.
“Many decisions regarding to tackle the coronavirus are expected during the meeting on evening meeting under the chair of the Sindh chief minister.”
It is pertinent to mention here that an emergency meeting of the provincial health department on Tuesday morning recommended closure of educational institutions to the chief minister of Sindh amid emergence of nine new cases of novel coronavirus in Karachi.
Earlier, coronavirus cases jumped in Pakistan
as total number of patients rise to 16 on Tuesday.
According to the details garnered, nine people who recently returned from abroad were tested positive for novel coronavirus in Karachi, pushing the tally to 13 in Sindh and 16 in the country.
The Sindh Health Department said that of nine new cases, five people have arrived from Syria via Doha whereas other patients returned from London via Dubai last week.
This report was confirmed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza. “We have now 5th confirmed case of #COVID19 in federal areas,” Dr Zafar Mirza said.
“Patient is stable and is being managed well. I request the media to respect the privacy of the patient and the family,” the special assistant tweeted.
He said that the new cases are contacts of an already confirmed case.
“I can confirm 9 new cases of #COVID19 in Karachi. All these cases are contacts of an already confirmed case. Further contacts are being traced and tested. This makes a total of 16 cases in Pakistan,” Dr Zafar tweeted.