The sixth coronavirus case in Pakistan was reported Thursday in Karachi, confirmed by the Sindh and federal governments.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was told in a meeting that the patient is a resident of district east of Karachi and has visited Iran in the past.
The patient had returned from Iran on February 25, and was being observed by doctors, according to an official health department.
Dr Zafar Mirza, the Special Assistant to Health for Prime Minister Imran Khan, confirmed the new case of coronavirus in Sindh. “The patient in Sindh is in clinically stable condition and is well taken care of,” he said in a tweet.
Three cases of coronavirus have been identified in Sindh alone, and they have all recently returned from Iran.
The meeting also had people from the federal government attending. CM Shah told the authorities his government had tracked the pilgrims who had recently returned from Iran to Sindh via district committees headed by deputy commissioners.
He requested the federal government to share the provincial information of the pilgrims who were put in quarantine at the borders of Taftan and Chaman, so that necessary measures could be taken by his government.