Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza addressed the rumors about the government hiding the actual number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.

He spoke to the press and said, “The reports of the government hiding the total number of confirmed cases of the virus in Pakistan are 100 per cent false,” Mirza told reporters, “The government has also initiated a strategy to tackle the possible spread of dengue in Pakistan,” he added.

“Every little case of the common cough or flu should not be mistaken for the coronavirus,” he stated. “If people get alarmed and concerned at every little illness, there will soon be a panic in the country,”

he further suggested, “Please wash your hands regularly,”

“Pakistan has thankfully managed to contain the pandemic to some extent because of the preventive measures put in place by the government. This is why we managed to contain the spread compared to other world nations,” he remarked. 

“More than 200 people have been tested for the virus across Pakistan. Five were tested positive and their condition is improving by the day,” Mirza said.

With the positive diagnosis of a 45 year-old woman from Gilgit-Baltistan, five people in Pakistan are now confirmed to have acquired the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The woman is being treated at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), is stated to be out of danger and recovering.

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