The Sindh government on Sunday said it had identified 13 new cornovirus cases in the province; further stating that the affectees, who recently arrived from Taftan, “were purportedly kept in quarantine at the border”, Dawn reported.
Pakistan’s coronavirus tally now stands at 52, with 34 of these individuals hailing from Sindh. “So far 13 people have tested positive of COVID-19 from amongst the people who arrived in Sukkur from Taaftaan,” provincial government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab said.
Previously, Lahore Health Secretary Captain (retired) Mohammad Usman had confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the city.
The federal government has already shut down flight services to and from neighbouring Iran, which has suffered one of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks.