Pakistani actress Reema has advised her fans to take precautionary measures in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in China.
In a statement, the actress has requested the authorities to strictly monitor the health condition of passengers coming from China to Pakistan.
a group of 500 Pakistani students studying in various universities in Wuhan-the epicenter of the coronavirus, had appealed to the Pakistani government to rescue them
She also stated that everyone should take care of their health to prevent themselves from falling prey to this virus. Her advice comes at a time when the deadly epidemic of coronavirus is sweeping across the world from China and has claimed more than a hundred lives since the outbreak last week.
Alarmed with the contagious epidemic, authorities in Pakistan have released precautionary messages for its citizens. So far, there has been no case of the coronavirus reported in Pakistan but the government is placing safety protocol to prevent the breakout of the China-origin virus. The absence of precautionary measures may cause coronavirus to affect Pakistan with great impact.
Prime Minister Imran Khan issued directives to all the concerned authorities to devise a coordinated strategy to deal with the threat of the coronavirus. A letter issued by the PM Office also directed to convene a high level 15-member inter-ministerial committee meeting.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, addressing the issue said that Pakistan is safe from the lethal coronavirus and Pakistani authorities in China are in constant communication with the Pakistani students.
Pakistani students in Wuhan are safe and all basic facilities are readily available #coronavirus @ForeignOfficePk @zfrmrza @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/JjUPqHobx3— Chinese Emb Pakistan (@CathayPak) January 28, 2020
China has banned the movement in Corona affected areas. “Until now, according to our reports, no Pakistani has been infected with the virus. We have asked two officers to register non-registered students and also have their numbers posted on the embassy’s website (in Beijing),” he said in a video statement.
The Minister said that Pakistani students may contact the embassy for registration or to obtain any information. “We are in constant contact with our Embassy in China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing and China posted in Pakistan. We have also approached the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing on a complaint of food shortage,” he added.
Meanwhile, Pakistani students in China face an imminent threat to contract a life-threatening disease. Four Pakistani students have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus but Special Assistant to PM on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza has confirmed that thestudents are better now.
“The government will take good care of the students who have contracted the virus,” he said at the presser.
Earlier, a group of 500 Pakistani students studying in various universities in Wuhan-the epicenter of the coronavirus, had appealed to the Pakistani government to rescue them.
Pakistani,PhD Student in China says Pakistan and China are working together to deal with the outbreak of corona virus.
In an exclusive video message, he said all Pakistani students in China are safe from the virus and are well attended by the local and central government of China pic.twitter.com/uZgd85eSck— Yasir Rafique (@YasirRafiqueMR1) January 29, 2020
“We will take care of them the same way we would care for our children,” he said.
Mirza, however, said that no case of the coronavirus had been confirmed in Pakistan yet.
“There is not even one confirmed case of coronavirus inside Pakistan,”
The virus has killed 132 people so for and nearly 6000 people have been diagnosed with the epidemic.