A Pakistani student from the virus-hit city of Wuhan in China who arrived in Karachi on Thursday has been admitted for treatment in a private hospital’s isolation ward in the port city.
A senior health department official in Sindh told a media source on Friday that the student, identified as Arsalan, will be kept in the hospital’s isolation ward for a minimum of 14 days to monitor.
“A sample of a bodily fluid of the student has been dispatched to Islamabad for tests related to the coronavirus. If the sample comes back negative, the student might be discharged earlier,” the official said.
Official of the health department further noted that reports had been made that patients suffering from the virus did not show visible symptoms of the disease, but were still able to infect others around them.