As many as five women suspected of contracting the coronavirus from Hunza area have been admitted to the Pakistan Institute of the Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital in Islamabad due to the lack of the facilities to test and diagnose coronavirus in Gilgit Baltistan.
According to the details, all women have returned from the neighbouring country Iran after performing pilgrimage. All of them were initially treated in Gilgit hospital, however, due to the lack of testing facility in the area, the doctors referred them to an isolation ward at PIMS hospital in Islamabad designated for the patients of the coronavirus.
The doctors have sent their samples to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad to undergo the test.
On the other hand, two people tested positive with coronavirus were confirmed in Pakistan on Wednesday night as the first case of COVID-19 emerged in Sindh’s Karachi from a citizen who flew back from Iran along with his family.
A Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on health, through a tweet, confirmed that the two cases of the coronavirus have been detected in the country.
“220/ I can confirm first two cases of corona virus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable. No need to panic, things are under control. I will hold press conf tomorrow on return from Taftan,” he said.