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Coronavirus in Pakistan: Mask-buying panic leading to shortages

On Wednesday, Pakistan detected its first two cases of the virus in the capital, Islamabad, and the largest city, Karachi.

Pakistan has detected its first two cases of coronavirus.

Some schools are closed, including in the largest city Karachi, and flights to and from Iran have been suspended.

There are reports of a shortage of masks but the government says there is no need to panic.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.