Passengers from China, Iran Will be Quarantined for 15 Days: Pakistan

The NDMA said passengers from Chinese, Iranian and other coronavirus-affected countries coming to Pakistan are going to be subdued for a quarantine of 15 days.

The NDMA spokesman said the quarantine center is prepared within one week and the premises are fitted with accommodation facilities, a pharmacy, a cafeteria and other entertainment.

The speaker claimed that the quarantine center was developed to handle the outbreak of coronavirus as a precautionary measure.

In addition, the NDMA has also established a modern quarantine centre with 300 beds in Islamabad and has obtained three modern scanners – worth Rs20 million – to identify individuals showing higher body temperature on arrival in Pakistan.

The thermal scanners will be installed at various airports across the country.

Fifth case in Pakistan 

Health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the fifth case of the deadly coronavirus in Pakistan after a 45-year-old woman from Gilgit Baltistan was diagnosed with COVID-19.

State Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed the case on Twitter. The woman arrived from Iran recently.

Mirza assured that the patient is stable and being taken care of, and requested the media to respect the privacy of the patient and his family.

The patient is being treated at a hospital in Gilgit and her family members are being tested for the virus. Local schools have also been closed till March 7 following the confirmation of the infection.

Most of the cases reported so far in Pakistan have a history of travel to Iran.

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