First Pakistani patient of coronavirus has passed away in Italy on Wednesday, the Foreign Office said.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aisha Farooqui told media that the deadly virus was diagnosed in a 61-year-old Pakistani, Imtiaz Ahmed, who has died of the disease in Brescia, a town near to the capital Milan.
The consulate has been in touch with the family and Italian authorities on this matter, the official added.
The mysterious COVID-19 virus has been spread to more than 105 countries of the world, killing over 4,200 and infecting over 115,000 people.
Italy has witnessed more than half of all the deaths recorded outside China.
Coronavirus has already killed 631 people and put the country’s hospitals and the economy under a halt.
So far 20 Pakistanis have been tested positive for COVID-19 with 15 of them belonging to Sindh, four to Gilgit-Baltistan now and one to Balochistan.
One patient has already fully recovered and was discharged from the hospital in Karachi last week.