China accepted a special request from Pakistan to allow a two-member special task force from the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to enter Wuhan and meet students in different universities to get an update on their well-being and safety, said the press release from the foreign office.

The task force, which will remain in coordination with Chinese authorities, will be permanently deployed in Wuhan and “will return to Beijing once the lockdown in Wuhan is lifted in its entirety and on-ground situation is completely stabilised”, the statement added.

The task force is to stay in connection with Wuhan and the Pakistani immigrant students until the threat is dissolved. They have also been instructed to keep the safety of the students at the utmost priority.

“In the coming days, the officers will visit students in three other universities as well as the administrative staff in those universities to ensure the welfare of Pakistani students in Wuhan,” the press release also said.

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“Under the supervision of Ambassador of Pakistan, an 11-member core group was constituted to daily monitor the evolving situation and respond to queries/requests of Pakistani students.”

The embassy has also setup two 24/7 hotlines for facilitation of students in China, the press release said.

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