ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Coronavirus

Pakistan's fragile health care system raises coronavirus anxiety

People angered by weak quarantine procedures and inadequate testing

Rescue workers wearing masks and protective clothing check a man's temperature during a mock drill on handling suspected carriers of coronavirus in Peshawar, Pakistan on March 2.   © Reuters

KARACHI -- Pakistan's fragile health care system has increased fears about the spread of the new coronavirus, which was recently labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

As of Thursday, 21 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country. All the patients had recently traveled abroad, with the majority having visited Iran on a pilgrimage, according to the Pakistan government.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more