Thousands of testing kits arrived in Pakistan from Japan and other sources. All seven suspects were tested for the coronavirus and were found completely safe.
Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) confirmed, “Just after getting the kits we decided to test all seven suspects who were kept in isolation wards of hospitals in Karachi, Multan, and other cities.”
He added, “Fortunately tests of all seven patients were found negative due to which we can surely say that there is no suspect of coronavirus in Pakistan.”
Earlier, Pakistan had no labs or resources to detect the virus, instead, the tests were sent abroad to be checked.
National Institute of Health in Islamabad is now equipped to test for the virus however Aga Khan University hospital is yet to receive the kits.
Reportedly, the government of Pakistan has resumed flight operations between China and Pakistan. Two flights have reached Islamabad from China on Monday, carrying passengers from the virus-hit region.
Mirza added, “At all airports, screening systems have been strengthened. The Pakistani government is prepared for any emergency situation.”
Dr. Zafar Mirza confirmed, “The health department has the facilities for detecting coronavirus cases.”,”At all airports, comprehensive screening arrangements are available.”
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