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Coronavirus found in AJK’s four-year-old girl

Two children recover at Lahore’s Children’s Hospital

April 11, 2020 02:19 PM


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A four-year-old girl was tested positive for coronavirus in Azad Kashmir, 24NewsHD TV channel reported while quoting the Rawalakot DC.

According to DC Mirza Arshad Jaral, the girl was in contact with an infected person arriving from Lahore and he too had been tested positive earlier.

The girl and other affected persons had been brought to a quarantine centre some days ago.

All the 43 people, who were looking after the girl in a hospital in Muzaffarabad, have now been sent to the quarantine centre, said DC Badar Munir.

AJK Health Department Focalperson Dr Nadeem said a total of 800 suspected persons had so far been brought to the quarantine centre and they were waiting for the results of 200 of them.

He said one of the patients had fully recovered and the total number of infected persons in AJK was 35.

Meanwhile, there is a good story too as a 15-month-old and a six-year-old boy have fully recovered from the coronavirus in Lahore.

According to 24NewsHD TV channel, both of them were discharged from the Children’s Hospital on Friday night where a total of six patients had been hospitalised.

Earlier on Friday, Dr Zafar Mirza – special assistant to the prime minister on health – dispelled the impression that coronavirus could not affect young people.

He told a media briefing that over 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan were of less than 50 years of age, which was an alarming phenomenon.

There have been reports of children being infected by the virus from different countries.

In February, a newborn was tested positive in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first reported, just 30 hours after birth.  

Meanwhile, a six-year-old child died of the virus in Iran’s North Khorasan province on March 24, while a five-year-old was among the fatalities in the UK last week.

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