Mumbai: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliamentary leaders that there is not a single coronavirus case in the country that was imported from China due to the government’s “tough but good” decision of not bringing back students stranded in Wuhan, the epicentre of the global pandemic.
“Pakistan’s decision to not bring back students from Wuhan — where the virus first emerged — was a tough but good decision as not even one Covid-19 case was brought from China,” he told parliamentary leaders via video link.
Not agreeing to a nationwide lockout, he said the biggest challenge during the lockdown would be to help the daily labourers employed, DAWN reported.
Khan said the government would “discuss and discuss the solution”.
Protesting the full lockdown, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country should not go towards lockdown, due to which movement of transport vehicles will be halted.
He said that if the wheat harvesting season is going on then the villagers will suffer.
He said that there would be damage to other areas including supply and construction sectors.
Meanwhile, According to government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani, five new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Balochistan on Wednesday.
All five patients travelled to Baluchistan along the Pakistan-Iran border.
Karachi has reported three new cases of coronavirus, taking the provincial rally to 413, Sindh Health Department spokesman Meeran Yusuf said.
The number of confirmed cases in Pakistan has also crossed 1,000 on Wednesday with 1,016 cases and seven deaths.
Sindh province is severely affected by 413 cases, followed by 312 cases in Punjab, 115 cases in Balochistan, 82 in Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), 78 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 16 in the national capital Islamabad.