Nine-member family infected with coronavirus after attending marriage ceremony


KARACHI, Mar 21 (DNA): At least nine members of a family infected with
novel coronavirus after they attended a marriage ceremony in Karachi.

According to the details, the nine-member family attended a marriage
ceremony, where a woman infected with COVID-19 was in attendance. The
woman had arrived from Saudi Arabia and diagnosed with the deadly virus.

The coronavirus patient met with the family in the marriage ceremony and
had dinner together, infecting all the people with the virus.

After attending the function, symptoms of the coronavirus started
appearing in the people. They were tested for coronavirus which came
back positive. They family was shifted to the hospital for treatment.

The authorities said that other members of the family have been isolated
in the home, adding that they were searching for all the people who had
attended the marriage ceremony as they could be a potential carriers of
the virus.

Earlier on March 14, advising the nation to follow safety instructions
issued by the government, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that there
is no need to panic about the novel Coronavirus.

Taking to the social networking website, Twitter, PM Imran had said that
he was personally overseeing measures to deal with the deadly virus. He
had maintained that there was a need for caution but not for panic.  PM
Imran had said that the government was alert to the dangers and have put
in place sufficient protocols for the safety and health of the people.