A group of Pakistani students have demanded that the government make efforts to rescue them from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, according to a video uploaded on social media.
According to a student from the Wuhan University of Science and Technology, there are about 200 Pakistani students in the institute, and a total of 2,000 in other universities of the city.
Wuhan has been under a virtual lockdown for days, with transport suspended and citizens told to stay home asthe death toll from the viral epidemic that originated in the city soared to 80.
Is Pakistan taking measures against Coronavirus?
With the death toll from the coronavirus rising in neighbouring China, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered authorities to take necessary precautionary measures and formulate a comprehensive strategy to tackle the threat of the deadly disease spreading to Pakistan. In a letter sent to relevant ministries and divisions on Monday, the PM Office said that the spread of the virus “could not be ruled out” given the huge number of Chinese citizens in Pakistan and people frequently travelling between the two countries.