Dr. Usama Riaz dies after Contracting Coronavirus from Patients
Dr. Usama Riaz has died after he was infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) from patients he was screening and treating.
The young Pakistani physician contracted the virus while handling suspected COVID-19 patients, who were returning to Gilgit, without personal protective equipment.
The 26-year-old doctor died on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Gilgit-Baltistan region information department revealed in a statement.
The statement also added “the martyred Dr. Usama, will be awarded a hero award.”
Pakistan has recorded 892 coronavirus cases with six (6) deaths and thirteen (13) persons recovered.
Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com