Pakistan has confirmed its first two cases of the deadly coronavirus, but the government has assured civilians that there was "no need to panic".
"I can confirm first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols and both of them are stable, " Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza was quoted saying by Dawn news.
"No need to panic, things are under control," he added.
On Wednesday night, while addressing the media on in Quetta, Mirza said that one of the cases was reported in Sindh while the second was confirmed in "federal areas"
He added that both the affected persons had travelled to Iran, which has confirmed cases of 139 infected and 19 deaths.
In response to an question, Mirza said that 15 suspected cases of the virus were currently under investigation in Pakistan, while 100 others have tested negative so far.
In South Asia, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka have also reported confirmd cases of coronavirus.
India had reported 3 cases of coronavirus in Kerala. However, the situation was in control and now all three patients are healthy and recovered.