46 Pakistanis Returning from Afghanistan Test Positive for Coronavirus

On their return from Afghanistan, 46 Pakistani citizens tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. The citizens had returned to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province last week and had been isolated in various centres.

Pakistan has seen an influx of returnees since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Of the returnees from Afghanistan, who were quarantined in the town of Landi Kotal, 278 were suspected cases who had been sent for testing. Health officials announced that 46 samples had tested positive. The infected patients were then moved to isolation wards while the others were allowed to travel domestically to their hometowns.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has so far recorded 159 Coronavirus cases with three deaths and 39 recoveries.

28 / May 2020
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