Coronavirus screening system at airports not working properly: Murtaza Wahab
KARACHI: Spokesperson of the Sindh government and Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law and Environment Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday said screening system established for coronavirus at airports and borders were not working in proper fashion.
“We have conveyed to the centre that airport screening system are not working properly,” Murtaza Wahab said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.
He said the Sindh government was taking concrete measures against the infection. While, he suggested. Prime Minister Imran Khan should personally monitor the issue of spread of coronavirus in Pakistan.
The Sindh government spokesman stressed for more effective coordination between the provincial and federal governments.
“Emergence of the virus in Quetta leaves a question mark on Taftan border surveillance. 13 patients of coronavirus had landed at Karachi airport where monitoring was established,” he said.
Murtaza Wahab said monitoring of all ports of entrance was responsibility of the federal government which needed to be strengthened. Quarantining, surveillance and monitoring at borders was also responsibility of the federation, he maintained.
He said he did not want to go into blame game but he would like to inform the nation about the facts.
To a query, he said schools and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) could not be viewed through the same lens, as the former was mandatory and the latter could be avoided.
To another query, the chief minister’s advisor said those who had come from the countries infected with the virus should quarantine themselves for 14 days.
“The Sindh government is establishing contacts with all the suspects. So far the situation is under control and people are cooperating,” he said.