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Covid-19: Pakistan confirms new coronavirus case, bringing total to five

Reuters/Karachi
Filed on March 3, 2020
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The patient is a 45-year-old woman, who arrived from Iran a few days ago.

Pakistan on Tuesday reported a new coronavirus case, bringing the total to five in the south Asian nation since last week, officials said. (Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates)

"We have now 5th confirmed case of Covid-19 in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, health minister said a in tweet early Tuesday morning.

The patient is stable and being managed well, the minister added.

(Coronavirus: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 Wuhan virus outbreak)

The local Geo television station said the patient is a 45-year-old woman from the northern mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan, who arrived from Iran a few days ago.

She is being treated at a hospital in Gilgit, it said, and her family members are being tested for the virus. Local schools have been closed following the confirmation of the infection.

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

The southern province of Sindh on Monday extended the closure of all educational institutions following the confirmation of a second coronavirus case in Karachi, the country's largest city.

Pakistan announced its first two cases of Covid-19 last Wednesday.

 


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