Quetta / Seoul, agencies. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has increased to 19. The news agency ANI, quoting the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, has reported that the new patient is a 12-year-old boy who went to Iran with his family and has returned through the Taftan border. The child is placed in an isolation ward. According to the news agency AFP, in South Korea, for the first time in the past five days, coronavirus cases have seen an increase.
Baluchistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said that the child has been admitted to the Fatima Jinnah Hospital. Children’s relatives are being investigated. The Health Department of Sindh has said that two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. Thus, 15 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Sindh province alone. According to the health department of Sindh province, one patient has come from Syria via Doha while the rest has returned from Iran to Pakistan via Dubai. The government of Sindh has held a meeting on measures to stop the virus from spreading.
Sindh government has suggested people to avoid going to crowded places. Not only this, but the provincial government is also planning to install a virus screening sensor at Karachi Airport. According to the news agency ANI, there has been a steady increase in cases of coronavirus in Asia. The virus spread from Wuhan city of China has now spread to 105 countries of the world. More than 115,000 cases of the virus have been reported worldwide, while around 4,000 people have died due to infection.
In South Korea, the first five days of coronavirus cases have been seen in the past five days. After China, South Korea is the only country where a large number of cases of coronavirus have been reported. The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported a total of 7,755 cases, with 242 new cases. Six more people have died due to infection. With this, the death toll from virus infection has reached 60. Due to the risk of infection, the holidays in schools have been extended for three weeks.