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Thursday May 21 2020
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18 doctors test positive for coronavirus at Lahore General Hospital

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Eighteen doctors of the orthopedic ward at Lahore General Hospital were diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday after which the Medical Superintendent (MS) General Hospital initially closed the orthopedic ward for three days.

According to the management of the Lahore General Hospital, after the doctors tested positive for the virus, the head of the orthopedic ward has written a letter to the principal stating that the remaining doctors of the ward have been quarantined, therefore, the ward should be closed for at least 10 days.

Also read: COVID-19 outbreak: 440 doctors, 111 nurses and 215 paramedics infected so far

MS General Hospital Mahmood Tariq noted that the ward has been initially closed for three days and has been disinfected after the surge in cases among the hospital staff.

According to hospital sources, three doctors and two nurses of the Institute of Neuroscience have also tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a World Health Organisation report, Pakistani doctors have emerged as the most-affected ones by coronavirus among their healthcare peers, including paramedics and nurses.