PR No. 221
Islamabad: February 24, 2020

The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran is actively monitoring the situation in the wake of outbreak of Corona Virus Disease (COVID19) in Iran. The Virus which originated in Wuhan, China has reportedly spread in different parts of Iran with its epicenter in the city of Qom. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome etc. The Government of Pakistan is working in close collaboration with the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran to curb the spread of this virus, says a Press Release received from Tehran, Iran, here today. While the Embassy and its sub-missions in Mashhad and Zahedan would continue its outreach with our community members, Zaireen and the Pakistani students in Iran, all the Pakistani nationals living, travelling and studying in Iran especially those who are residing in Qom are advised to take utmost precaution and adopt safety measures as prescribed by the World Health Organization and the Iranian authorities to stay safe from the Corona Virus Disease. The Iranian authorities have designated hospitals for the treatment of Corona Virus Disease in every major city. For convenience of our community members, some of the hospitals are mentioned. In case of any suspicion of contracting the disease or development of any symptoms such as severe cough, sneeze, fever etc., it is advised to visit these hospitals designated for Corona Virus Disease testing and cooperate with local health authorities and also share the complete information with Pakistan Embassy Tehran. It is also advised to avoid unnecessary social media hype and ignore unconfirmed news. The Embassy urges all Pakistani citizens to stay calm but vigilant while adopting the following preventive measures: • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water; When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue; it should be immediately followed by disposing-off the tissue and washing hands; • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough. In case of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, immediately seek medical care and share previous travel history with the health care provider; • When moving in public places or transport always wear a mask and gloves. Do not take shoes inside home and keep separate shoes for indoors, if necessary; • The latest reports suggest that the symptoms of virus may appear from 14-24 days in a person affected by the virus. In case if anyone is tested positive please immediately inform the Embassy at below given hotline numbers; • Avoid travelling to Qom and areas currently experiencing cases of novel Corona Virus Disease; • The consumption of raw or under-cooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices; • It is advised to use public toilets and WCs with utmost care. Only use the toilets/WCs where water is available and flush system is working in the toilets; For convenience of our compatriots, the Embassy has established the following dedicated helplines Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran
For assistance regarding Corona Virus Disease, COVID19 Hotlines are as follow: +98-910-7659395 +98-9107648296 +98-910-7648301 +98-910-7648298 For General Queries during the office hours, please call the Embassy’s reception at the following numbers: +98-21-66941388 +98-21-66944888 +98-21-66941389 +98-21-66941390 Email: Consulate of Pakistan, Mashhad
For assistance regarding Corona Virus Disease, COVID19 Hotlines at Mashhad Consulate are as follow: 0098 – 901 650 5397 0098 – 939 941 7558 0098 – 939 778 0488 0098 – 513 222 9845 Consulate of Pakistan, Zahedan
For assistance regarding Corona Virus Disease, COVID19 Hotlines at Zahedan Consulate are as follow: 0098 – 938 474 1755 0098 – 905 461 6642 0098 – 543 322 3389 Hospitals for Corona Virus Disease Cases
S# Province/City/ Hospital Referral Hospital Hospitals with Emergency Evacuation Capacity 1 Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) Imam Reza Medical and Educational Center • Dr. Shariatee Hospital • Samenul A’eme Chenaran Hospital • Hazrat-e-Zahraye Fariman Hospital • Khatam-ul Al-Anbiya Bakhazar Hospital • Ibn- Sina/Hejazi Mashhad Hospital • Imam Khomeini Hospital, Dargaz city • Moos Ibn Jafar, Ghoochan city 2 Medical Centers affiliated to Tehran Medical University • Imam Khomeini Educational and Medical Center • Sina Educational and Medical Center • Madaen Hospital • Razi Hospital New Building • Ziyayian Hospital • Moheb-e Yas Hospital 3 Medical Centers affiliated to Iran Medical University (Tehran City) • Shohaday-e Yaft Abad Hospital • Shahram Hospital • Atieh Hospital • Shohadaye Yaft-abad Hospital • Shaheed Fahmideh Hospital • Fatima Al-Zahra, Robat Karim • Lolagar Hospital 4 Alborz Imam Ali Educational and Medical Center • Kousar Hospital • Mehrshahr Sarollah • Imam Hassan Mojtaba, Nazar Abad • Fatima Al-Zahra, Eshtehard 5 Qom Kamkar Arab Nia Hospital • Dr. Kamkar Hospital • Hazrat Fatima Masoome Children Hospital 6 Medical Centers affiliated to Shaheed Beheshti University (Tehran City) • Masih Daneshvari Educational and Medical center • Ansari Hospital • Shaheed Sattari, Gharchak • Zaeem Hospital, Pakdasht • Shohaday-e Gomnam Hospital, Tehran • Tarfeh Hospital, Tehran • Imam Hossein Hospital • Sevom-e Shaban, Damavand Page-4
7 Zahidan Booali Hospital • Booali Hospital • Imam Khomeini Hospital, Khash • New Sarawan Hospital, Sarwan 8 Fars • Ali Asghar Hospital • Faghihi Hospital • Hazrat Ali Asghar Hospital • Shohadaye Sarvestan Hospital • Fatima Al Zahra Hospital, Mehr • Ashkenan Hospital • Ghamar-e Bani Hashem Hospital, Beyza 9 Isfahan • Farabi Hospital • Farabi Hospital • Isa Ibn Maryam Hospital • Sahib-al Zaman Hospital, Shahr Reza • Goldis Hospital • 9-Dey Hospital, Khomeini Shahr • Taeem Ejtemayi Fatima AL Zahra Hospital • Golpayegan Hospital 10 North Khorasan - • Imam Hassan Hospital • Heart Surgery Center • Imam Ali Hospital • Shirvan Old Hospital • Gharooj Hospital 11 Zabol (Sistan and Baluchistan) • Sina Respiratory Diseases Hospital 12 Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchistan) Delgan Hospital