KP establishes isolation facility for suspected coronavirus patients in Peshawar

People wearing protective facemasks walk out from a Pakistan-based Chinese company in Islamabad on January 30, 2020, after instructions from Pakistani authorities to take preventive measures against the coronavirus. - A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has killed 170 people and spread around the world since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

Peshawar (HRNW) The government of Khyber Pakhunkhwa has established isolation facility for suspected patients of coronavirus in Peshawar’s Police and Service Hospital, according to an office order issued by the provincial health department.

The notification states the general public will not be provided medical facilities at the Police and Service Hospital.

“The ongoing epidemic of Corona Virus (2019-n Cov) in China and its cross border transmission to 27 countries with reported 17,386 cases and 362 deaths till date, there is a strong likelihood that suspected cases of 2019-n Cov may be encountered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and especially in District Peshawar,” the office order read.

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