ISLAMABAD: In the midst of a panic caused by the new coronavirus of China (NCV) worldwide, the special assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) in Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, assured the families of about 500 Pakistani students on Sunday In the epicenter of the deadly virus they are “Good” and have been instructed to take precautionary measures.
“Having spoken with our ambassador in China, I can confirm that the students are doing well, there are no cases of #coronoavirus between them and our embassy is in active contact with them,” he said in a series of tweets.
177 / package Students in China have been informed about protective measures and must follow the instructions and be patient. Those who are not yet registered in🇵🇰 Embassy in Beijing should do so at https://t.co/c7IKMIaSfn Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation.
– Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) January 26, 2020
Zafar Mirza said that Pakistani students in China have been informed about protective measures, asking them to follow the instructions and be patient.
He instructed those who are not yet registered at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing to do so.
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“Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation,” the SAPM.
A day earlier, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had said it was taking precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
According to an NDMA spokesman, it was decided to import three more thermal scanners in this regard. He said these scanners will be installed at the airports of Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.