Federal, provincial govts will have to work together against coronavirus: Murad
KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah expressed hope that the federal and provincial governments will have to work against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking to the journalists on Thursday, Murad Ali shah said that they will launch a crackdown against the profiteers who are involved to increase the prices of masks.
“This issue should not be ignored because it related with health. We should have to work together during the national emergency,” the Sindh chief minister said.
“If we work together than we will be able to fight against this deadly disease. Some people are trying to take benefit wrongly but we will take action those who are selling masks expensive,” he maintained.
Task force established to control coronavirus
The Sindh chief minister informed that the task force has been established to control coronavirus spread across the province. He also mentioned that two victims of coronavirus in Pakistan have been kept in isolation ward while data of 1500 people who have recently traveled from Iran has also been gathered.
“He said that the authorities will carry out complete monitoring in this regard,” Murad Ali Shah assured.
He also told that schools across the province have been closed in a wake of the virus. “The people should not get afraid of precautionary measures being taken by the government,” he added.
Isolation wards established at Civil, Jinnah, Aga Khan in Karachi
Three isolation wards have been established at Civil, Jinnah and Aga Khan hospitals in Karachi to treat the patients infected with coronavirus.
Sindh Minister for Information, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Provincial Disaster Management Authority have also been asked to take steps in this regard.
Pakistan confirms two cases of coronavirus
Pakistan had confirmed two cases of coronavirus, the State Minister of Health said, marking the first recorded cases of the virus in the country. “Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” Zafar Mirza, tweeted. “No need to panic, things are under control.”
According to Sindh Health Department, 22-year-old Yahya took a flight to Karachi from Iran. Patient and his family were immediately placed in quarantine at a hospital.