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Virus is reaching its peak in Pakistan, claims medical professor

Maintaining social distance is the only way people can remain safe from it, says Professor Rafiq Khanani

Tufail Ahmed April 17, 2020
KARACHI: As the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh continues to increase, President of Infectious Control Society Professor Rafiq Khanani said the pattern of the virus is changing.

“After the virus completes a cycle of 50 days, its severity increases,” said Prof Khanani. “That is why you are seeing exponential growth in positive cases of coronavirus in Sindh.”

The professor, however, added that the cause of new deaths are still unknown as the post-mortem of the deceased had not been conducted.

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“All over the world, the forensics team find out the reason for death,” he said. “However, in Pakistan, this was not done and that is against the rules of medical practice.”

He further said that it cannot be predicted how long the virus would last and since there is a rise in the number of infected people, "it can be deduced that the pattern of the virus has changed".

“The virus is reaching its peak in Pakistan,” he said. “Maintaining social distance is the only way people can remain safe form it.”



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