KARACHI, Pakistan

At least four Pakistani students studying in the Chinese city of Wuhan are suffering from the novel coronavirus, an official confirmed on Wednesday.

Prime ministerial health affairs adviser Zafar Mirza told reporters in the capital Islamabad that Pakistan was taking “full responsibility” and “taking care” of the students, and its other citizens based in China.

Over 500 Pakistani students are based in Wuhan, where the first cases of the coronavirus were observed in December.

The Chinese embassy in Islamabad said earlier this week that all Pakistani students in Wuhan, were “safe and sound,” and well attended to.


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