PEAK POINTISLAMABAD: Special
Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said that a comprehensive plan has
been made to cope with the novel coronavirus. Chairing a meeting of Coronavirus Emergency Core
Group in Islamabad, the advisor on health said he is personally monitoring the screening system at
airports. “All possible steps are being taken to deal with coronavirus and we are ready to tackle any
emergency situation in this regard,” he added. He said separate wards have been arranged at hospitals
regarding possible cases of coronavirus. Mirza further said the federal government has taken effective
measures in collaboration with the provinces to handle coronavirus. He said no case of coronavirus has
yet been reported in Pakistan. A Chinese national, suspected of having the novel coronavirus, was
shifted to an isolation ward of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) from the Islamabad
airport on Tuesday. As flight operations between Pakistan and China resumed on Monday, sourced told
The Express Tribune that a flight carrying 122 passengers from Beijing landed at the Islamabad airport
earlier in the evening and during the screening one of the Chinese nationals, Bing Yang, detected with
high-temperature., which is one of the symptoms of the deadly virus.Dr. Zafar Mirza reconfirmed that
no case of coronavirus has been reported yet in Pakistan. Dr. Zafar Mirza chaired a meeting of
Coronavirus Emergency Core Group in Islamabad. The SAPM said comprehensive planning has been
made to cope with coronavirus and told he is personally monitoring the screening system at airports.“All
possible steps are being ensured to deal with coronavirus and we are ready to tackle any emergency
situation in this regard. An emergency operation cell established at the health ministry is overviewing
the situation.“Separate wards have been arranged at hospitals concerning possible cases of coronavirus.
The federal government has taken effective measures in collaboration with the provinces to handle
coronavirus.”[Ends]

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