Pakistan has confirmed seventeen new cases of the novel Coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51.
According to the Health Ministry of southern Sindh province, 16 patients who tested positive recently returned from Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The ministry confirmed four new cases on Sunday
Last week,Pakistan closed all educational institutions across the country for three weeks and ordered complete” sealing of the country’s borders with neighboring Iran and Afghanistan from March 16.
Also, the traditional Pakistan Day military parade, scheduled for March 23, was canceled.
After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 141 countries and territories.
The global death toll from the virus has surpassed 5,700, with more than 152,000 cases confirmed worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.