Congo virus has rapidly spread throughout Balochistan, with two new cases recently coming to light. The situation has escalated to the extent that authorities have imposed a curfew, invoking Section 144, on private slaughterhouses in Quetta for a duration of two weeks.
The decisive move aims to prevent further transmission of the virus, as authorities plan to relocate animal slaughtering to facilities situated away from densely populated areas.
The most recent cases have emerged from the Civil Hospital in Quetta, where two additional doctors have tested positive for the Congo virus, raising the total count of affected medical professionals to eleven.
Moreover, two nurses, a paramedic, and a pharmacist have also fallen victim to the virus, emphasizing the urgency of the situation.
Secretary of Health in Balochistan, Abdullah Khan, has declared a health emergency across the province and assured that all essential steps are being taken to combat the deadly virus. Special teams have been dispatched from Islamabad to Quetta to assist in controlling the outbreak.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been monitoring the situation closely, reporting a total of 70 cases of the Congo virus across ten districts of Balochistan this year. Tragically, 19 of the affected individuals have lost their lives to the virus.
Balochistan is facing a critical challenge in containing the Congo virus, and as the authorities work tirelessly to mitigate its impact, the local population and medical community are hopeful for a swift resolution to this health crisis.