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Pakistanis urged to remain vigilant about spread of Wuhan coronavirus

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Filed on January 25, 2020 | Last updated on January 25, 2020 at 04.11 pm
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(Reuters)

The embassy would continue remaining in touch with community members and Pakistani students in Wuhan.

The Pakistan Embassy here on Friday advised the Pakistani community and students in Wuhan to remain vigilant and adopt good personal hygiene practices as instructed by the Chinese Health Ministry in view of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

According to an advisory on its website, the Pakistan Embassy has also asked them to comply with the efforts of the Chinese health authorities for curbing the spread of the virus and understand the prevention and control measures and not to leave the city without any particular reason.

The embassy would continue remaining in touch with community members and Pakistani students in Wuhan.

In case of any reports of viral infection in members of the Pakistani community and students, they are requested to cooperate with local health authorities and share immediately the complete information with Pakistan's Embassy for assistance.

The students facing the issue of visa expiry may inform their respective universities under intimation to Pakistan's Embassy.

The Ministry of Health of China has also put in additional precautionary measures to reduce the risks associated with the viral infection.

The local government of Wuhan has announced that all public transportation in the city including long-distance traveling shall remain temporarily suspended till further instructions.

All flights and trains scheduled to depart from Wuhan would remain canceled to reduce the risk of spreading the new virus.


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