Last week, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Pakistan. The patient, Saadat Khan, had returned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month and tested positive on March 18. He died the same day.
On March 9, Khan joined more than 2,000 people in a celebration of his return from Umrah, where many attendees embraced him. He also spent time at home with his 12 family members. All of those people were exposed to the risk of catching the virus, which can prove deadly, from Khan.
While it is unclear if doctors could have forced Khan into quarantine, the case notes indicate he refused to be isolated. Instead, he went home, where he lived with his wife, three sons, two daughters-in-law, three daughters and four grandchildren.