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Govt made necessary arrangements at borders to check spread of coronavirus: Mirza

Special Assistant on Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza says government has made necessary arrangements at the borders to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Talking to PTV, he said people should not get panic or feel scared of the disease but adopt safety measures.

Dr Zafar Mirza said the government has initiated different special programs to speed up awareness campaign about the disease.

He said the best way to remain safe from Coronavirus is to follow the instructions given by public health department.

Meanwhile, the Special Assistant on National Health Services said that the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases have reached to 52 throughout the country.

He said the diagnostic capacity has been increased and the coronavirus tests are now being carried out in 13 labs across the country. He said effective contact tracing is also being carried out.

Dr Zafar Mirza appealed the media to respect privacy of the patients and their family and avoid sharing their personal details.

He said in case of any suspected coronavirus patient, information should be shared immediately with the health officials, doctors or direct with Health Ministry’s helpline number 1166.

He said the federal and provincial governments are implementing a unified policy to protect the country from the virus.

NNR/Khokhar