First positive case of COVID-19 recorded in Chitral
CHITRAL: As they say the most negative word of 2020 is ‘POSITIVE’, a first case of positive result of the coronavirus has been officially recorded in Chitral. The affected,48 year old Shahabuddin of Chewdok Chitral town had reportedly arrived in Chitral hidden in a truck and escaped quarantine but after being reported by neighbors he was transferred to a quarantine where upon developing symptoms, his blood sample was sent to Peshawar for testing which resulted in confirmation of the virus. The affectee had returned after attending the tableeghi congregation at Lahore.
Meanwhile GH Farooqi reports that a person has died in Lashkargaz Yarkhun suffering from symptoms typical of coronavirus, but due to absence of testing facility the case could not be recorded in time.