​​COVID-19 (Novel Coro​navirus-19)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-19) is a new strain of coronavirus (a large family of viruses) that had previously not been identified in humans. It first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has since been declared as an outbreak by World Health Organization (WHO). In very rare cases, the disease could be fatal. Older people or patients who already have diseases such as diabetes or heart problems may be vulnerable to becoming severely ill because of this virus.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include
  • Fever
  • Cold
  • Cough
If you have travelled from countries where there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 and have fever or cough within 14 days of return, you must see a doctor. You must also report to your doctor if you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient.

​​​Available Resources

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Public Statement: COVID-19 | Suturday , 28 March 2020

Update on COVID-19 by the Aga Khan University Hospita. Read More​

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Video: COVID-19 | Wash your hands for 20 seconds every hour

Watch the complete video
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Public Statement: COVID-19 | Sunday, 22 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, read the Public Statement by the Aga Khan University Hospital released on 22 March 2020.

Read More.

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​ Video: COVID-19 | The Need of Social Distancing

Now that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Pakistan, 'Social Distancing' has become a common phase mentioned by many. Dr. Faisal Mahmood, our infectious disease expert explains why it must be practiced to contain the spread of the virus.

Watch Now​
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Flyer: Home Care Instructions of Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients 

Instructions for Home Care English (PDFPNG)
Instructions for Home Care Urdu  (PDFPNG)

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Video: COVID-19 | Impact on Children Facebook LIVE Session Recording

Watch the complete recording of the Facebook Live Session

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Video: COVID-19 Press Conference on 16 March 2020

Watch the complete Press Conference

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Press Release: COVID-19 Press Conference 16 March 2020

Read the Complete Press Release for 16 March 2020
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Notice: One Patient / Attendant and No Visitors Allowed 15 March 2020

In line with the Government announcement on large gatering the Aga Khan University Hospital is implementing the One Attendant Per Patient and No Visitor policy to ensure the safety and security of all staff and patients. Read More

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Public Statement: The Aga Khan University Hospital - COVID-19 Update 
11 March 2020

COVID-19 Screening and Testing at AKUH. Read More​
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Public Statement: The Aga Khan University Hospital - COVID-19 Update 
10 March 2020

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, has received additional cases of COVID-19​. All patients have been kept in isolation and are being provided appropriate care Read More
Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19

Have questions regarding COVID-19? Read the document for more information (English,Urdu) 

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Video: COVID-19 Facebook LIVE Session Recording

Watch the recording of our Facebook LIVE session on Facebook​ or YouTube

Public Statement: The Aga Khan University Hospital - COVID-19 Update - 3 March 2020

The Aga Khan University Hospital is aware and has taken note of fake news regarding the number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) confirmed cases causing panic. 
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Public Statement: The Aga Khan University Hospital - COVID-19 Update
- 26 February 2020

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi confirmed it​s first COVID-19 case. 
Read More

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​Poster: Information on Symptoms and Preventive Measures 

​Information Poster English and Urdu (​​JPEG​,PDF)

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​Poster: Notice for all Healthcare Professionals

Notice for all Healthcare Professionals English and Urdu (JPEG,PDF)

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​Video: Symptoms and Prevention Tips from COVID-19 

​​Watch the video from our consultant to learn about the symptoms and prevention tips.

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 Video: Your questions about COVID-19 answered

Watch the video to answer some of your common questions about COVID-19​
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Facebook Post: Should we panic because the death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed that of SARS? 

View the post for more information

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Facebook Post: Myth debunked eating meat 

Eating meat cannot cause COVID-19.
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Facebook Post: Think before shaking hands

Avoid handshakes to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 

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Facebook Post: Should I get tested if I have cold like symptoms?

NO. Unfortunately, the early-stage symptoms of cold and COVID-19 can be similar.
Facebook Post: Is wearing a mask always necessary?

If you are healthy, the routine use of masks is not regarded to be helpful and is not really recommended
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Facebook Post: Take extra precaution during travel

Travelling exposes you to being in close proximity to a large number of people. Take extra precautions
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Facebook Post: Travel tips during COVID-19 pandemic

Don’t miss on these important tips to follow if you are travelling