Four Pakistani students affected from coronavirus in China, ‘fully recovered’: Zafar Mirza
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said that four Pakistani students who had developed coronavirus disease in China were fully recovered now.
“They had been discharged from the hospital in China after recovery from the disease,” he said in a statement.
Dr Zafar Mirza said medical experts’ teams were present at the airports to observe the passengers from China and not a single suspected case had been found yet. “98% of all corona virus confirmed patients fully recover.”
On Jan 29, the special assistant to prime minister on health had said he had got confirmation that four Pakistani students in China were diagnosed with coronavirus.
“They are doing well and getting best care possible. Their families are being notified and reassured. Thanks to Chinese authorities and Pakistani embassy for their rapid response,” he had said in a tweet.
Zafar Mirza had said coronavirus had no specific symptoms, therefore it was difficult to diagnose it. He had said, “Four other viruses, similar to coronavirus, already exist.”
He had said coronavirus was spreading fast. Its patients had started coming to hospital in China in December 2019. While, Chinese researchers found the virus on Jan 7, he had said. “This virus first transmitted from animal to human being.”
On Feb 2, after temporary suspension of flight operation to the neighboring country, a private airline flight QR 632, carrying 40 Pakistani students stranded in China due to coronavirus, had reached Islamabad.
The students were allowed to go to their homes after complete medical check-up, the reports had said.