5th coronavirus case emerges in Karachi as tally soars to 8 in Pakistan
Statesman Report
KARACHI: A Syria-returned man tested positive for novel coronavirus in Karachi on Monday, pushing the tally to five in Sindh and eight in the country.
According to the Sindh Health department, a 53-year-old patient is a resident of Karachi East and was tested positive Monday. He has a travel history of visiting Syria and returned home via Doha.
All his contacts have been quarantined, the provincial authorities said.
So far eight Pakistanis have been tested positive for COVID-19, the mysterious viral pneumonia-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Five of them belong to Sindh while one has already recovered and discharged from the hospital in Karachi.
Six people among eight positive cases had a history of travel to Iran and one to Syria.