First Pakistan Covid-19 case, Bahrain 7, Oman 1

By Eudore R. Chand

ISLAMABAD 28 February 2020: Pakistan has reported its first two cases of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Addressing a news conference in Quetta, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza said that both patients have recently arrived from Iran.

According to Pakistani media reports, the first case was reported in Karachi where the individual was taken to a private hospital for treatment. A second patient in Islamabad, was admitted to the capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. Both patients are said to be in stable condition, said Wam.

The Balochistan government has closed down schools and religious madrasas until 15th March, while the Sindh government announced school closures on 27th and 28th February.

Bahrain registers 7 new cases of Covid-19, bringing total to 33

MANAMA: The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it has registered 7 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19, increasing total confirmed cases to 33.

According to the Bahrain News Agency,  infected individuals were immediately transferred to Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Community Medical Centre for isolation and treatment following tests that confirmed they were carrying COVID-19, upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport via indirect flights from Iran. All individuals in contact with the infected patients have also been quarantined as per preventive efforts.

“The Ministry will continue intensifying epidemiological monitoring at its entry points, particularly at Bahrain International Airport, as well as testing all existing suspected cases to ensure containment of the virus,” added BNA.

Oman reports new case of Covid-19

MUSCAT: Oman today reported a new case of coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

The new case is linked to a recent travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Oman state news agency has reported.

The total number of the coronavirus infection cases in the Sultanate stands at 6 so far, as all cases are in a stable condition.

Vienna announces first coronavirus case

VIENNA: The Austrian capital, Vienna, yesterday announced its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.

A statement issued by the office of the city’s Health Councillor Peter Hacker revealed that a 72-year-old man tested positive for the virus and was admitted to hospital for treatment.


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