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Dr Zafar Mirza Says Both Coronavirus Patients ‘Stable And Improving’

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Thursday, that two patients who were diagnosed with coronavirus in Pakistan are now ‘stable and improving’.

The premier’s special assistant on health, while thanking Allah, said the two persons who were tested positive for coronavirus are improving and in stable condition. “Contacts traced until now and tested are all negative, Alhamdililah,” he added.

Earlier on Thursday, Dr Zafar assured that effective measures were being taken to deal with novel coronavirus in Pakistan.

On Wednesday, two patients were diagnosed with novel coronavirus in Pakistan — one case in Karachi and the other in Islamabad. The first case was confirmed in a 22-year-old male patient in Sindh, who had travelled to Iran where he acquired the virus.

The second was confirmed in a patient at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad, who had also visited Iran a month ago. A day after this news, the price of N-95 masks – that are used to prevent deadly coronavirus had surged by 1,000 percent in the country.


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