Rise in China fatalities follows first death outside the country – in the Philippines.

The death toll in China from the deadly coronavirus outbreak that originated in the central city of Wuhan, rose to at least 361 on Monday, as the Philippines became the first country outside China to confirm a death from the infection. The total deaths nationwide was at least 361, with 17,205 people across the country infected with the virus, after 2,829 new cases reported.

Should Pakistan worry?

Obviously there is need for caution as the cases outside China have mostly been of the visitors. Pakistan has many Chinese visitors coming in everyday. Pakistan has started to take some cautionary measures as flights to and from China have been suspended. Also, detection kits from Japan have also arrived in the county. Upon inspection, the one suspected patient has been tested negative keeping the number of coronavirus cases number in Pakistan to 0.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *