4 Pak students in China tested positive for Coronavirus: SAPM Zafar Mirza

Four Pakistani students in China have tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed on Wednesday. 

While talking at a press conference in Islamabad,  the SAPM refused to share the names of the affected students with the media. 

"The government will take good care of the students who have contracted the virus," he said. 

The confirmation came after a group of Pakistani students in China appealed to the government to evacuate them from the virus-struck country.

There are 500 Pakistani students currently studying in different universities in Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly virus.

"Four students have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. Their condition is better now,” Dr Zafar Mirza said. 

“Pakistani officials in China are in constant touch with all the students,” he said.

The SAPM also clarified that "there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan yet." 

There were reports that four individuals, including a Chinese national, in Multan were suspected to have been suffering from the disease but their health was improving, he added. 

According to the lab reports, they are safe. 

It is to be noted that, Corona virus death toll rises to 132 and cases reported up to 5,974 so far. 

The virus has reached 16 other countries besides China, the Chinese president declared the virus as a devil, saying China will defeat it.

The virus, which originates in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has spread to 16 countries around the world, besides other cities in China.

Travel restrictions have been tightened.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the Chinese city of 600 people will be isolated for two weeks in the Christmas island, 2,000 kilometers away from the country.

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