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Pakistan: Balochistan reports first coronavirus case
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Pakistan: Balochistan reports first coronavirus case

| @indiablooms | 11 Mar 2020, 04:13 am

Quetta/IBNS: Quetta reported the first Coronavirus case in Pakistan's Balochistan region on Tuesday, media reports said.

Two more cases were detected in Sindh region of the country, taking the number of people suffering from coronavirus to 19.

Confirming the Quetta case, Dr Noorullah, Medical Superintendent of the Fatima Jinnah Hospital, told Dawn News the patient was a 12-year-old boy who had travelled to Iran with his family and returned via the Taftan border crossing. 

The boy is currently admitted to an isolation ward in a hospital.

His family was screened.

However, they tested negative.

Spokesperson for the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani told Dawn News the infected child belonged to a family of Dadu, Sindh. 

“Their blood samples were sent to the laboratory because of the family’s history of travelling to coronavirus-infected areas in Iran and only a 12-year-old child was diagnosed with the disease," Liaquat said.

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