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Four students in China diagnosed with coronavirus: Pakistan

Four students in China diagnosed with coronavirus: Pakistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jan 2020, 01:47 pm

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan on Wednesday said four of its nationals in China have been tested positive for the coronavirus.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed the issue during a press conference and was quoted as saying by Dawn News that a large proportion of the Pakistanis living in China were students of which over 500 students were based in the central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the new virus.

On Prime Minister Imran Khan's behalf, Mirza assured the children's families of the government's support. 

"We will take care of them the same way we would care for our own children," he was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

He, however, said no coronavirus case has been reported in Pakistan so far.

"There is not even one confirmed case of coronavirus inside Pakistan," he said, adding that there were four individuals suspected of having the virus who were then kept under observation and their samples were collected.

Mirza was quoted as saying by the newspaper that their health was improving and per the evidence, they could say with a great degree of certainty that the individuals do not have coronavirus.

The Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 100 lives in China so far.