ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday provided necessary assistance to Pakistan to prevent coronavirus in the country.
The assistance includes technical guidance, tools for screening along with laboratory support and management of noval coronavirus cases at federal and provincial levels.
According to WHO, it has also provided Infrared thermo guns which measure temperature without touching the person to identify suspected cases of coronavirus.
The WHO Representative in Pakistan, Dr Palitha Mahipala said the organization was committed to continuously support the government in responding to this public health emergency of international concern.
On Feb 1, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza had said at least seven to eight countries had requested China to repatriate their citizens.
“We will be able to diagnose coronavirus from tomorrow (Sunday) after arrival of test kits. We have devised a strategy to be implemented after resumption of flights with China,” Dr Zafar Mirza had said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
He had announced to launch an awareness campaign on electronic media channels. Through public service messages we will relay to people about the basic points of the disease, he had said. “We will also update masses through this campaign about any new research in this regard,” he had said.
The PM’s special assistant had said no Chinese would be allowed to leave his country until he was screened and stayed in incubation for 14 days there. Neither any Pakistani living in China would be allowed to leave the country until he passed the same number of days in the incubation, he had maintained.