DI KHAN: Eighteen Pakistani zaireen coming back from Iran have been admitted to the quarantine centre established in Dranzinda area of Dera Ismail Khan on Monday.
According to the health department, they belonged to various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would be discharged within few days after screening of Coronavirus.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra has rubbished rumours of first novel coronavirus death in Peshawar. “20 pilgrims from Iran arrived in DI Khan, sent to quarantine site, will be allowed to go home after 14 days’ incubation period ends and tests are conducted,” he said.
In a video message, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said the government was taking effective steps to tackle the issue of Coronavirus.
He said as Muslims we should turn to Allah with prayers, worship and repentance and take the precautionary measures and course of treatments as it was Sunnah of Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
The minister urged Ulema and Mashaikh to postpone all religious gatherings for the time being as precautionary measure to ensure protection of general public from the disease.
He also urged them to complete the Jumma prayers in a short time, while children and aged men should avoid to go for Jumma congregations.
In a statement, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari said the Overseas Ministry would send 15-day aid supplies to 1,300 Pakistani students in Wuhan city of China.
He said special aircraft of Pakistan Air Force will deliver the aid supplies in Wuhan on Thursday.