The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded Pakistan’s government’s attempts to suppress the novel coronavirus by adopting clinical guidelines and global norms.
The government’s fast and vigilant management of the crises so far and the WHO is committed to helping every step of the way.Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, WHO Representative in Pakistan
The UN-based public health body has announced the country’s full support for preparedness and coping initiatives to cope with any adverse circumstance. The two endangered provinces Sindh and Balochistan have closed all educational institutions for 15 days, declared a medical emergency in all government hospitals, developed quarantine facilities and isolated hospital wards.
The authorities have also set up WHO approved research centers for the novel virus around the world, in addition to deploying sophisticated scanners at all national airports.
Additionally, special health teams have also been deployed to test pedestrians and transport crews at entry points from Afghanistan and Iran.
Dr. Mahipala stated that the World Health Organization has announced a global emergency for the COVID-19 epidemic, and all nearby countries–Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and India –have reported at least one confirmed case of the virus.
She stressed the need for the international community to operate hand in hand to fight the deadly virus.
The global health body has also urged people to keep up-to-date on details related to COVID-19 and to take appropriate preventive and protective steps.