The first patient of COVID-19, the mysterious viral pneumonia-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Sindh has fully recovered, government officials said on Friday.
The patient, a young student from a town on the edge of Karachi, would be discharged from the hospital on Saturday as his third lab test for the novel coronavirus has come out negative, the officials said.
“The patient was in isolation and treatment for the past 10 days and was tested three times. The third test was done this (Friday) morning and it came out negative after which he was cleared by the authorities,”
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who was informed about the development in a meeting of coronavirus task force in Karachi, congratulated family of the COVID-19 patient and called it a great victory.
Of the remaining two patients with coronavirus in Sindh, officials said one is recovering rapidly while the other is still in stable condition. Health officials have told the media not to name the patients or disclose their personal information.