World Health Organization
World Health Organization |World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global emergency in view of the increasing number of cases of coronavirus in countries other than China.
WHO chief Tedros Eidhom said, “The
reason for this announcement is not what is happening in China but what is
happening in other countries.”
They feared that the virus could spread to
countries where the medical systems are a bit weak.
So far in China, 213 people have been killed
due to the virus, while 10,000 cases of the virus have been reported.
Citizens Avoid Travel to China, US
On the other hand, after the World Health
Organization’s warning, the US government has warned its citizens against any
kind of travel to China.
In a warning issued by the US Department of
State, US citizens in China have been urged to consider leaving.
The State Department said in its warning
that it had “requested all non-essential US government officials to
postpone the visit to China.”
week, the department ordered all of its non-emergency personnel and their
families to leave Wuhan.
Coronavirus cases outside China
According to the WHO, 98 cases of the virus
have been reported in 18 other countries outside China, but no deaths have been
reported so far.
Most of these cases are from people who
have traveled to Wuhan, China, from where the virus began to spread.
But in addition to this, there have been
cases of human-to-human transmission in Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and the United
Tedros Adenhom said during a press conference in Geneva that the virus was
spreading in an unprecedented way and was being contested again.
He attributed the Chinese authorities’ efforts to prevent it.
Pakistan articulates not to expel its inhabitants from Wuhan Earlier, Pakistan’s Minister of State for Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, said that Pakistan had decided not to expel its citizens from Wuhan in the wake of the World Health Organization’s proposal to China.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad
on Thursday, the Minister said that the World Health Organization has suggested
in the context of all the situations that people should not be expelled from
China. If we start evacuating people by
acting irresponsibly, the epidemic will spread like wildfire.
The Minister made it clear that ‘we stand
with China and we respect the policies adopted by China for public health and
do not cause the spread of the disease.
At the moment, we think it is best for our
loved ones who are in China. And it is
in the wider interests of the region, country, and the world that we do not get
them out there at this time. That’s what
the World Health Organization is saying.
This is also China’s policy and this is our policy, we stand in solidarity with China.
He told US diplomats to be allowed to leave
Wuhan, saying that according to the Vienna Convention, it is limited to
He said that Pakistan would not take any
decision in haste.
Talking about the four Pakistanis infected
with the Coronavirus, he said that his health was good.
These students have requested us not to
talk about our family in the media, so I will not talk about it.”
Instruction to unregistered students to be
registered with the Pakistani Embassy immediately
Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqi says the Coronavirus government has formed a High Power Technical Committee with China to facilitate Pakistanis.
He said that the Chinese Embassy is in
contact with Pakistani students. He said
that Pakistani students who are not registered with the Embassy in China have
been instructed to register immediately.
According to reporter Farhat Javed, on the
question of why the Pakistan government, like other countries, is not taking
steps to repatriate its citizens in Wuhan province, the Foreign Office said
that the countries from which their citizens were affected. Extraction news is coming. They are just
talking. Pakistan will also take better steps for its citizens.
It is to be noted that Japan on January 29
with a chartered flight has recalled its 206 citizens trapped in China back to
Tokyo, while more than 400 more are being managed to evacuate China’s affected
province of Wuhan.
The United States has also recalled 201 of
its citizens, most of them diplomats and their families, from China through a
chartered flight back to the US state of California.
Speaking at the Foreign Ministry weekly, the Foreign Office said, “Due to the delay in flights from Urumqi, China, we have received reports of difficulties to Pakistanis.
He said that whatever measures would be
taken for the welfare of Pakistani citizens in China would be taken, and they
were in touch with China to address where there are other problems, including
Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqi
said Corona will take all steps to combat the virus in the country. He said that the Chinese government has taken
extensive measures related to the Coronavirus, which Pakistan fully supports
and every possible assistance will be needed to China in this regard.
The Foreign Office said the entire world is
grateful for the Chinese government’s efforts to prevent the virus.
He said that China’s border would open
normally in April. There is the same fear everywhere ‘
Commenting on the statement made by the
Foreign Ministry, Meral Javed, a student from Faisalabad, who is currently in
Wuhan, China, said that the Pakistani Foreign Office has spoken on the issue of
the Coronavirus. This information has
been conveyed to them through Pakistan student chat groups but most of the
students do not rely on their statements. ‘
There is a whole blockade in Wuhan city for
a week, we can’t even go out,” said Miral, who studied at Wuhan, Zhuang
Agri Culture University, China. You
can’t even get out of the university.
Ever since the Coronavirus was diagnosed in
four Pakistani students, there has been an increase in fear that we may not
become victims,” ??he said.
Jaral said that the situation is showing in
the domestic and international media, the situation is much worse.
There is nothing to eat and drink in the
city, even on the road you cannot walk.
The situation is very serious.
He said: ‘The university administration has
said that we should be calm and do not go out.
Anyway, all the gates at our university are locked. We can’t go
He said that the number of Pakistani students on the media is being reported at 500, which is not true. There are more than a thousand Pakistani students in Wuhan.
Those whose families are constantly worried in Pakistan, Javed said he has constant contact with his family in Pakistan but all of them are also upset over the situation and want us to return home as soon as possible.
But we fear that if anyone of us gets the
virus if we do not go to Pakistan, the virus will not be transmitted there.
We stay in our room for the duration of the
day and essentially go out to cook,” said Meral.
There is currently no special facility
provided by the Pakistan Embassy. Whenever we contact them, they tell us that
you are satisfied we are with you,” he said.
Pakistani embassy officials say we are in
Beijing and you are in Wuhan, we are in contact with your university but they
do not speak directly to the university,” he said.
There are 180 Pakistani students at our
university who are talking to the university administration themselves,”
He said that earlier there was a problem
with food but now every facility has been provided by the University
administration and the International Office.