ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided extension of the ongoing lock-down till April 14 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
A meeting in Chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan of National Coordination Committee for the coronavirus was held.
Federal Minister for planning Asad Umar, Prime Minister Special Assistant on health Dr Zafar Mirza and PM advisor on National Security Moeed Yousuf briefed the media about the decisions taken in the meeting.
Asad Umar informed that the restrictions of the lock-down will continue until April 14, however keeping food and medicines shops open are very necessary while all the provinces will follow the decision.
The Planning Minister said that besides that goods transport will remain restore while effective coordination of provinces with the federation will make people help more easy.
He said that the global virus came to country through people coming from abroad while we have to stop its spread while the restrictions will be continued in the country for containing the virus.
Talking to media at the occasion Dr Zafar Mirza said that Pakistan has 17331 suspected cases while major increased in the virus reported in the last 24 hours.
The Special Assistant on health said that as many as 8893 people are in qurantine facilites out of which 5190 peoples tests have been finalized. Of whom 19 percent tested positive while 82 recovered from the virus.
He said that as many as 974 are under treatment in the various hospitals of the country, out of which 10 are on ventilators.
Dr Zafar said that necessary announcement related to health will be made tomorrow.
Moeed Yosuf, PM’s special assistant on the national security matters informed that Pakistanis stranded in England, Canada, Turkey, Kuala Lumpur and Baku will be brought back to the country through special flights.
From April 3 To 11 a 17 special flights will fly to various countries to bring back 2000 Pakistanis.