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QUETTA: The first case of coronavirus emerged in the Panjgur district, Balochistan, when former Nazim Union Mohammad Saeed died of Covid-19 at the Karachi Civil Hospital yesterday. Saeed had returned from Karachi to Panjgur a week ago, with his family, still being treated at the Panjgur Civil Hospital as well.
As per the details, a few days after his arrival in Panjgur, his condition worsened. After receiving early treatment from a private hospital, he was taken to the Panjgur Civil Hospital. It is important to note that patients have not been diagnosed with coronavirus. The next day, doctors from the Panjgur Civil Hospital referred Saeed to the Karachi Civil Hospital. Upon arrival in Karachi, he was stated positive using Covid-19.
The district government took his body after arriving in Panjgur. According to sources, burial of the deceased will be under the control of the district government. Deputy Commissioner Panjgur Shabbir Ahmed Badini officially confirmed the death of Saeed, who is a resident of the Garmkan Panjgur area and a former Nazim Union.
CM is concerned about the non-serious attitude towards Covid-19
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan expressed great concern over the non-serious attitude among the masses relating to coronavirus. “To prevent the spread of the corona virus, we must apply social distance because if the virus spreads, the government will not be able to handle the situation.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2020.
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