Coronavirus: Pakistan's Aviation division establishes emergency control room

11:36 PM | 27 Feb, 2020
Coronavirus: Pakistan's Aviation division establishes emergency control room
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ISLAMABAD – The country's Aviation division has established an emergency control room which will operate round the clock in order to coordinate activities related to the control of novel coronavirus. 

According to a statement issued late Thursday, the control room shall be manned by an officer of the Aviation division who shall respond to any complaint.

The contact details of the control room are: Phone number: 051 9212378; Fax number: 051 9244438; Email: sjs2.aviation@gmail.com.

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The move came after two coronavirus cases were confirmed in the country on Wednesday, declaring an emergency in hospitals of Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

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Authorities have also postponed the exams of matriculation in the province, saying that the new date for the remaining papers of class 9th and 10th will be announced later.

The Sindh government has also decided to shut down all educational institutions in Karachi on Feb 27 and Feb 28 due to the potential threat of Coronavirus.

The COVID-19 virus, originated in China, has killed nearly 2,800 people so far. Around the world, over 80,000 people have been infected with coronavirus, as per the World Health Organization (WHO), with most of the cases in China — above 78,000.

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