640 pilgrims allowed to go home after they test negative

SUKKUR: Out of 1065, 640 pilgrims have been allowed to go home on Tuesday, who were brought to the quarantine facility established at Sukkur.

It was suspected that the pilgrims may have contracted the coronavirus due to the widespread of coronavirus in Iran and as majority of the cases in Sindh stem from the same Zaireen, hundreds of the pilgrims were kept in quarantine by the Sindh government – in order to contain the virus from community spread.

Those who completed the 14-day quarantine and tested negative, they have been released by the government as per the advice of health professionals.

On questions from local journalists, the released pilgrims expressed satisfaction over facilities and care provided by the government.

Currently, there are 1016 confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.