GILGIT: As the concern of novel coronavirus looms virtually everywhere in the world, the Gilgit-Baltistan authorities has taken a preventive and precautionary measure by organising an ‘isolation ward’ on the important district headquarter hospital to supply remedy to any suspected case of contagious virus.
No confirmed case of the coronavirus – medically named 2019-nCoV – has been detected in Pakistan so far.
“This is a precautionary measure taken to provide cure at the earliest possible time,” mentioned Farooq Ahmed, an official within the data division, whereas speaking to The Categorical Tribune on Monday.
The federal government may be very significantly about it however we pray no one will get contaminated, he added.
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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Ok-P) had declared its 5 northern districts – Kohistan, Shangla, Battagram, Mansehra and Abbottabad – “most sensitive” because of concern of the mysterious sickness.
In accordance with consultants, G-B is weak to contracting the coronavirus because it shares boundary by way of Khunjerab Move with China the place dozens of G-B college students are enrolled for increased training.
As well as, commerce between Pakistan and China by G-B can be a risk-factor threatening the area.
Following the outbreak of the virus, the G-B authorities final week determined in opposition to opening of Khunjerab boarder the place dozen of containers loaded with items had been caught because of blockage of street by heavy snowfall.
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Earlier within the day, passenger flights from virus-hit China arrived on the Islamabad Worldwide Airport – repatriating Pakistanis, together with college students, stranded within the neighbouring nation – as flight operations between the 2 international locations resumed.
On Friday, Pakistan had halted flights to and from China until February 2 flights after the World Well being Organisation declared the coronavirus as a worldwide well being emergency.
“Pakistan is now equipped to diagnose the mysterious contagion after the arrival of at least 1,000 testing kits from China,” Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Providers Dr Zafar Mirza mentioned on Sunday.
He added that as many as 199 well being data cubicles have been arrange at numerous airports to supply solutions to queries in regards to the mysterious sickness.