The first patient to recover from the novel coronavirus in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province says he was fortunate to get a new lease on life.

Adil Rehman, a 29-year old businessman from Khyber district, was discharged from the Police Services Hospital in Peshawar on Tuesday.

“I had no international travel history and don’t know how I was infected,” Rehman told Anadolu Agency.

“On March 12, initially I had a high temperature along with tiredness and body aches. On the second day, there was severe pain in my throat.

“Due to the sore throat, I was unable to

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