First two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan were reported on Wednesday, one of which was in the provincial capital of the country’s southeastern province of Sindh.

While The Current is attempting to garner details of the other case, the first reported case is that of a 22-year-old man who, according to government sources, reached Pakistan from Iran by air and has a history of travel to Tehran “from where he acquired the virus”.

The young man recently arrived in Karachi on a bus, however, authorities added, it is not yet clear as to when exactly did he reach the country.


According to reports, the patient and his family were immediately placed in quarantine at a private hospital on the port city’s National Stadium Road.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, hours after his “no confirmed cases of coronavirus statement”, has tweeted the development.

The Current had on Tuesday reported possibility of unreported coronavirus cases being present in the country — a claim then denied by the authorities.