The first patient of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Sindh has fully recovered. Government officials have confirmed this news.
The patient belongs from the edge of Karachi. The young student will be discharged from the hospital today. Thankfully, the third lab test for the coronavirus came negative, thus, the patient will be released.
An official said, “The patient was in isolation and treatment for the past 10 days and was tested three times. The third test was done this (Friday) morning and it came out negative after which he was cleared by the authorities.”
Murad Ali Shah, the Sindh Chief Minister was informed about this development during a coronavirus task force meeting in Karachi. Shah congratulated the family of COVID-19 patient and said that it is a great victory.
This young patient contracted the virus in Qum, Iran back on 26th February. He was shifted to an isolation ward of a private hospital. He traveled to the Islamic Republic with 28 pilgrims.
The patient’s family i.e. his father, mother, and sister were put in quarantine. But as their lab tests came negative, they were immediately discharged.
There are two more coronavirus patients in Sindh. As per the officials, one of them is recovering fast and the other one is also in a stable condition. The media has been advised not to identify or share personal details of the patients.
Also, it is important to mention here that the 6th case of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan has been confirmed by the state minister for health, Dr. Zafar Mirza.
The virus that spread from China and has now reached all continents and almost all countries creating panic and fear among the people. In Pakistan, fear is growing as the country shares borders with China and Iran, both countries being the epicenter of the disease.
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