Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah Thursday said all flights from Iran should be suspended after Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus a day earlier. Both had recently gone to Iran. The chief minister told the media that he tried to contact Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza, Interior Minister Ejaz Shah and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to discuss the confirmation of the case.“Flights from Iran should be suspended immediately in order to control the situation. These are just some of the preventative measures that we can take right now to stop the spread of virus,” he added. The chief minister added he will speak to the federal government about screening at airports. “I was told that [health] screening at the airport was not adequate. We have also asked the private sector in this regard since they might have more expertise in this area,” he said. “Around 1,500 people have been identified who have traveled [to Sindh] from Iran in the past few days. If anyone has any symptoms, our team will visit and monitor them,” Murad said.The chief minister further said the 1,500 have been divided by union council… Read full this story
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