Pakistan Health Official Denies Report of Coronavirus Infection

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A top Pakistan health official said there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country after reports on Saturday of an infection.

A patient kept in isolation in a hospital is improving and has no signs of a severe acute respiratory infection, State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza said in a post on Twitter on Saturday.

He was earlier reported as saying that Pakistan “lacks the facility to detect the virus.”

Last Update: 06:22 KSA 09:22 - GMT 06:22