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Govt stands ready to deal with any eventuality of coronavirus outbreak: Dr. Zafar
February 23, 2020

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza says the government stands ready to deal with any eventuality of coronavirus outbreak.

Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday, he said well-trained staff is present at the Taftan and other border crossings to screen all passengers crossing over into Pakistan.

He said screening of passengers at all entry points of Karachi, Lahore, Quetta airports is being done in lines with International Health Regulations.

During the meeting, the special assistant was given a detailed briefing on the reported cases of Coronavirus in Iran.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant on Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that the government is alert and monitoring the situation closely regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iran.

In a tweet, he said we are taking rapid actions to keep Pakistan safe.

The Special Assistant expressed concerns over the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iranian city Qom causing 5 deaths and expressed solidarity with Iran.

Dr Zafar Mirza said Pakistan fully supports the efforts of Iran for overcoming the Coronavirus outbreak.

                    

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