Pakistan involved over reviews of coronavirus isolation facility near college in Wuhan: SAPM
The reviews of a coronavirus isolation facility being arrange near a college housing Pakistani college students in China have prompted concern, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza mentioned Wednesday.
The Senate’s Standing Committee on Health assembly presided over by Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi was briefed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on the state of affairs of the Pakistani college students in Wuhan.
The committee was advised that there have been 620 Pakistani college students in Wuhan. “We are in contact with all the students. Zulfi Bukhari and I spoke to 16 students yesterday. The students are concerned and this concern has grown in the last few days over reports of those affected by the coronavirus being kept near a university where the students are studying.”
“Not a single case coronavirus has been reported in Pakistan,’ Mirza told the committee. “All preparations are in place in Pakistan for coronavirus.”
He added that extra steps have been put in place on the Islamabad Airport to counter the virus.
Mirza additional advised the committee that Pakistanis had been being taken care of in Wuhan. “There has not been an increase in the number of Pakistanis suffering from the virus. Flight operations from China to Pakistan have not been suspended. These steps were taken after taking a look at the risks,” he mentioned.
“I warned about the virus on January 23. The Chinese government is not allowing anyone to leave Wuhan,” SAPM Mirza mentioned.
“Flights from China are coming to Lahore and Islamabad. There is control over some flights,” Mirza mentioned, stating that there’s an settlement with the Chinese authorities that everybody coming from the nation could be stored beneath remark for 14 days.
“We have tested samples from 57 people,” Mirza mentioned. “All of them signed a declaration form and gave their contact information and were then allowed to leave.”
Mirza mentioned they’ve contacted Chinese officers to move the sufferers someplace. “There is no danger to our students from those in the isolation ward,” he mentioned.
He added that the plenty in Pakistan had been being knowledgeable concerning the coronavirus by way of messages by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday had directed Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood to remain in fixed contact with Pakistanis in Wuhan and that their households in Pakistan be stored knowledgeable concerning the well-being of their youngsters.
According to reviews, no less than 1,000 Pakistani college students are in China’s Hubei province, considered the epicentre of the coronavirus, who’ve been advised by their authorities that it has needed to rule out their return home for the second.
The variety of deaths from China’s new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday.
In a video convention name between college students and well being and abroad residents ministers on Monday afternoon, Mirza had mentioned the federal government was totally monitoring the state of affairs in China.
“Let me assure you that we are fully alive to your predicament. We will have a detailed meeting with the Chinese Ambassador and are analyzing the situation from all perspectives,” he mentioned.
Mirza had added a choice could be taken that will be in the most effective curiosity of the scholars, residents, and Pakistan, reported The News.
Dr Zafar additional advised the scholars, “I am deeply concerned about your well-being. I have special instructions from the prime minister to ensure that you all are looked after. We are taking all possible measures to ease things for you. The governments of Pakistan and China, as well as our Embassy in Beijing, will continue to support and stand by you.”