Saeed Ghani says ‘will strive our greatest to create consciousness’ about coronavirus
KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani stated Wednesday the provincial authorities would “try our best to create awareness about the precautions [against coronavirus] among the people.”
Speaking to Geo News, Ghani defined that as well as, hostels near and outdoors Karachi could be evacuated and directed the town’s commissioner, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, to make sure that the duty was carried out.
If the variety of coronavirus sufferers rose, then these hostels could be utilised as isolation camps and quarantine amenities, he added.
“The panic over the virus and the speed at which the number of cases is growing, it is obvious that we cannot accommodate patients in all the hospitals,” he said. “May God not take us to such a stage however, if want be, the provincial authorities will distribute masks to residents.
Coronavirus was not a illness that took lives instantly, he added.
‘No have to panic’
Earlier at present, Ghani had introduced the closure of all faculties throughout Sindh on Thursday and Friday (Feb 27-28) as “a preventive measure”. The move got here moments after Balochistan introduced the identical however until March 15.
Late Wednesday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza had confirmed that two coronavirus instances have been reported in Pakistan. “Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” he had stated.
Dr Mirza had additionally emphasised that there was “no need to panic [as] things are under control” and that nobody ought to “share information of the patient”.
The affected person in Karachi, in addition to his household, was instantly positioned in quarantine at a personal hospital on the National Stadium Road whereas the one in Islamabad was moved to the capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).