KARACHI - Middle East Corona Virus is feared to have been transmitted to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia through pilgrims returning from Hajj and Umrah.
Media reports said that the National Institute of Health (NIH) had
informed all provincial health departments in this regard. NIH had also
directed provincial departments to monitor every person coming from
Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries.
Talking to reporters, an official of NIH had said that samples of
patients suffering from respiratory infection should be collected
immediately and measures for their treatment should be taken as soon as
He said that if evidence of the virus was found in any person, then
his treatment should be started on emergency basis to prevent the spread
of this virus in the country.
“Immediate medical tests should be conducted for the pilgrims
returning from Hajj and Umrah,” he concluded.