After the confirmation of the first two cases of the coronavirus in Pakistan, the Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday said that the government was taking all measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the country, as per the reports of local media.
While addressing a press conference in Quetta, Dr Mirza asked the nation to not panic, as things are under control.
Instead of panic or worried, people should take measures for preventions, said the special assistant to PM and asked the people to visit hospitals if they start experiencing any of the symptoms of the virus.
He also said that people can contact us at the helpline number at 1166 for any assistance. He further urged the people to avoid spreading the rumours and to keep an open eye around their surroundings.
While answering a question, he said that at least fifteen suspected cases of the virus are presently being held under investigation, whereas 100 cases have been tested negative so far.
Dr Zafar Mirza also said that he would be holding a detailed conference over the issue on Thursday once he returns from Taftan.
Previously, 2 cases affected from the coronavirus surfaced in Pakistan, the first case of COVID-19 emerged in Karachi.
The special assistant to the PM on Health has tweeted about the detection of the two cases affected by the coronavirus in Pakistan. He asked the citizens to remain calm and that the patients are being treated as per standard protocols. He further added that all is under control.