KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged to fight the coronavirus and warned the nation of a possible spread of the virus in the country, if the people did not “act responsibly.”

“The virus will spread in the country as the countries with better facilities than us could not contain it. But there is no need to panic. Together we will face and live up to this challenge”, Khan said in televised address to nation.

His address followed a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases, which reached 237 prompting authorities to close down schools, restaurants,

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