February 26, 2020 / 5:18 PM / a month ago

Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus - health minister

KARACHI, Pakistan Feb 26 (Reuters) - Pakistan has confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus but both patients are in a “stable” condition, the health minister said on Wednesday.

“Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable. No need to panic, things are under control,” Health Minister Zafar Mirza tweeted.

One of the cases was detected in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, a provincial official said. It was not immediately clear where the second infected person was based. (Writing by Gibran Peshimam Editing by Gareth Jones)

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