ISLAMABAD: Passengers coming to Pakistan from China, Iran, and other coronavirus affected countries will be quarantined for fifteen days.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced on Tuesday that passengers flowing in the country from the coronavirus affected nations will be kept in isolation for fifteen days.
The quarantine centers will be operational in one week. These centers will have a dispensary, cafeteria, lodging, and recreational facilities among others within the premisses.
NDMA spokesperson stated; to manage the outbreak these quarantine centers are set up as precautionary measures.
NDMA has set up a modern quarantine center in Islamabad. This center will have three hundred beds.
NDMA has also acquired 3 modern scanners worth Rs.20 million. These scanners have the ability to identify high body temperature.
Apart from these measures, various airports across the country will have thermal scanners.
Fifth Confirmed Case in Pakistan
health authorities confirmed the 5th case of deadly coronavirus in Pakistan. The fifth patient was a 45-year-old woman from Gilgit Baltistan. She was diagnosed with COVID-19.
State Minister for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza also took to Twitter and confirmed the fifth case of COVID-19.
He said, ” Now we have a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in federal areas. The patient is stable and being managed well.”
He also requested the media to respect the privacy of the patient and the family.
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The woman had arrived in the country from Iran. Most of the patients with COVID-19 in Pakistan have a history of travel to Iran.
The patient is being treated at a hospital in Gilgit. The family members are also being tested for the deadly virus.
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Schools are being closed throughout the country
In the meanwhile, schools are being closed throughout the country.
The government of Sindh has closed all the schools and colleges till 23rd March as a precautionary measure.
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