In a single day, nine cases of the novel coronavirus have emerged from Karachi, revealed the Sindh health department on Monday.
The health official said that the number of persons who have contracted the coronavirus in Pakistan have risen to 16. One patient has successfully recovered and has been sent home.
Six people infected with the coronavirus arrived in Pakistan from Doha via Syria. Three patients, on other hand, arrived in Karachi from London via Dubai.
Sindh information minister Nasir Hussain Shah urged the public not to panic, saying that the nation had to “face the situation together and come out of this crisis”. He said that only 2% people infected with the virus had died. He said that only people with a weak immune system were susceptible to the disease.