Two passengers who recently arrived in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) from the United Kingdom 9UK) tested positive for the novel virus. However, the reports of another 25 passengers are still awaited.
Imtiaz Hussain Shah, the Health Secretary of KPK told that 149 passengers traveled from the UK to Pakistan and arrived in the province of KPK. Also, 44 out of whom have been traced along with 32 of their contact.
Moreover, the district administration of the province is directed to trace another 54 passengers who are reportedly in the seven regions of KPK including, Peshawar, Swabi, and Nowshera.
However, around 46 people have provided the incorrect address which makes it hard for the government to locate them.
The two patients who tested positive were residing in Peshawar and Abbottabad. both are currently under quarantine. Shah also added that the National Institute of Health in Islamabad will conduct the rest of the test to determine the nature of the strain.
Previously, The novel coronavirus has claimed 85 lives in the past 24 hours bringing the national death tally to 9,753.
According to the national COVID-19 portal, 2,152 infections were reported in a single day and 1,824 recoveries during this period.
The national caseload now stands at 467,222 with 418,958 recoveries. The active cases toll is 38, 511.