France-returned man turns coronavirus positive in Sialkot district
SIALKOT: The Sialkot Health Department on Sunday confirmed first coronavirus positive case in Tehsil Daska.
According to an official, the coronavirus tests of a Daska-based man, Ameer Hamza, were found positive and declared him as the first confirmed coronavirus patient in the district.
Hamza had returned back in Daska from France a few days ago. The Health Department conducted his and his family's coronavirus tests. His test reports were found positive while his family members' reports were still awaited.
Hospital sources said Hamza and his wife were admitted to the Isolation Ward at Government Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot, while his family members and friends were quarantined at their homes in Daska city with due police security.
Sialkot Deputy Commissioner, Dr Nasir Mehmood Bashir visited the house of corona patient in Daska and briefed his mother and other family members about the sensitivity of the situation.
The woman assured the visiting official of her full cooperation for her son's medical treatment and safety of other family members.
Corona test reports of 136 pilgrims found negative
The coronavirus test reports of 136 pilgrims, currently staying at the Quarantine Center Faisalabad, were found negative, while four others were found positive.
A spokesman for local administration said on Sunday that samples of 158 pilgrims were sent to laboratory for tests. The lab reports of 140 of them were received, and 136 were found negative. The four pilgrims with positive reports were shifted to General Hospital Ghulam Muhammad Abad for treatment.
The spokesperson said those with negative reports would be kept at the Quarantine Center for further 14 days before sending them to their homes.
He said that a total of 225 pilgrims had reached Faisalabad from Iran and they were lodged in the Quarantine Center Jhang Road. Out of them 67 reached in Faisalabad on Sunday. - APP