LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan has detected two new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients with the infection in the country to four.
Confirmation of the cases has set off alarm bells as authorities scramble to screen hundreds of people who recently arrived from Iran, a major new hotspot for the virus.
“One of the two patients has tested positive in the capital Islamabad and the other one in Karachi,” the prime minister s advisor on health Dr. Zafar Mirza told a press conference.
The earlier two cases were also detected in the same cities. Dr. Zafar Mirza said they were “fast recovering” and one would be discharged from hospital soon.
He said the government would further reinforce surveillance measures at border crossings with Iran and other neighbouring countries.