Pakistan confirms first two cases of new coronavirus: official

on Wednesday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, in patients who had recently travelled to Iran, officials said.

Pakistan has detected its first two cases of novel coronavirus, a public health advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted Wednesday, days after Islamabad closed its land border with Iran, where 19 people have died from the virus.

"I can confirm first two cases of corona virus in . Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable. No need to panic, things are under control. I will hold press conf tomorrow on return from Taftan," tweeted Zafar Mirza, a public health advisor.

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