26 February 2020 – Pakistan confirms first two COVID-19 cases and asks those who have recently visited virus-hit countries to call helpline

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Ministry, Special advisor to PM on Health

Overview: First two COVID-19 cases announced in Pakistan. The government advices those who have recently traveled to virus-hit countries to call on the helpline.
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1536792/pakistan-confirms-first-two-cases-of-coronavirus-govt-says-no-need-to-panic

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Type of Justification: Diagnostic testing