Coronavirus: 10 doctors at Abbasi Shaheed hospital directed to practice self-isolation

Karachi: The Abbasi Shaheed Hospital administration has instructed 10 doctors to practice self-isolation after they registered coronavirus symptoms.

As a precaution, the doctors have been told to undergo due screening and testing procedure. They have been advised to self-isolate at their homes in a bid to contain the virus spread.

Earlier, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho had confirmed the death of a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient in the province. The patient did not have any travel history and was a cancer survivor and had diabetes and hypertension when he contracted the virus.

Pakistan has imposed a partial lockdown in various parts of the country, railway operations, inter-province and inter-city bus services have been suspended.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) has advised citizens to abstain from going out in public and practice social distancing as a preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached a tally of 533 with three reported deaths. Sindh remains the most affected province in the country with 267 confirmed cases.