The Foreign Office reported that first Pakistani COVID-19 patient, the novel coronavirus-like, enigmatic viral pneumonia, passed away on Wednesday in an Italian city.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aisha Farooqui told The media that a 61-year-old man, identified as Imtiaz Ahmad, has died of coronavirus disease in Brescia an Italian town in the northern Italian region of Lombardy located some 100 miles away from Milan.
The consulate has been in touch with the family and Italian authorities on this matter, the official added.
The mysterious COVID-19 virus, which originated in a vet market of the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, has since then spread to more than 105 countries of the world, killing over 4,200 and infecting over 115,000 people.
Italy has witnessed more than half of all the deaths recorded outside China.
The epidemic has already killed 631 people and put the country’s hospitals and the economy under severe strain.