BEIJING: Dozens of Pakistani students who are stuck In Wuhan, the epicenter of a new outbreak of coronavirus under virtual blockage, they face food shortages.
In a video message, they called on the government to make the necessary arrangements to take them back home.
Speaking to ARY News, Hafsa Tayyab, one of the trapped students, acknowledged that Pakistan’s diplomatic mission officials in China have been cooperating with them, but they have not been given any deadlines for their evacuation from high-lying areas. China risk.
She said no Pakistani student has been infected with the deadly disease so far.
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Wuhan, a city of 11 million and the epicenter of the virus outbreak in central China, is already in virtual closure and severe limits have been set for movement in several other Chinese cities.
Earlier, on January 26, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, had assured the families of some 500 Pakistani students in the epicenter of the deadly virus that they are “fine” and given them instructions to take preventive 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.
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Zafar Mirza said that Pakistani students in China have been informed about protective measures, asking them to follow the instructions and be patient.