ISLAMABAD: When Gilgit reported another case of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking 20 stitches in Pakistan, and Sindh taking drastic measures aimed at halting the spread of the deadly virus, the prime minister convened a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Friday (today ) to discuss the worst case scenario.
Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the epidemic, the Sindh government has decided that all PSL games at the National Stadium, Karachi, will be played without spectators and all educational institutions in the state – which will open on March 16. – will remain closed until May 30.
According to data available on the NIH website, of the 20 cases, 14 are from Sindh, five are from Gilgit-Baltistan and one from Balochistan.
In addition Saudi Arabia, while targeting its citizens and Iqama holders with permission to return within 72 hours, has decided to close its visa category in Pakistan.
“The NSC summit will be chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and his role will be by the head of the military, provincial representatives and other stakeholders. The meeting could decide to force an emergency or emergency in the country, ”Special Assistant PM in Health Dr Zafar Mirza told Dawn.