Pakistani expat woman infected multiple people with COVID - 19 virus in a wedding party
ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani woman infected nine people with COVID-19 at a wedding ceremony in Karachi.
It was reported that the nine people are all part of the same family. They had attended a wedding where the woman was also in attendance.
"we will be able to control the pandemic."
The woman had travelled from Saudi Arabia and was diagnosed with the deadly virus.
During the wedding, she met with the family, subsequently infecting all of them.
After the function ended, the family members started displaying symptoms of Coronavirus. They underwent testing and the results came back positive.
The family has now been taken to hospital for treatment.
The authorities explained that other family members are self-isolating at home, adding that they were searching for all the people who had attended the wedding as they could be potential carriers of COVID-19.
Repeated calls for social distancing have been made. In a bid to stop the spread, partial lockdowns link in certain areas have been imposed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on health, Zafar Mirza said:
“I am very hopeful, if we practice social distancing, we will be able to control the pandemic.”