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Steps Taken By Punjab Govt to Counter Coronavirus

LAHORE: The Punjab government has taken concrete steps to control over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the province. The shopping malls, marriage halls and the schools have been completely shut to counter the virus. 

The pandemic is affecting the globe and damaging the economy too, so far more than 8000 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest number of the cases has been reported in Punjab.

The medical stores in the province are open twenty four seven, while the general stores are allowed to remain open from 8am in the morning till 5pm.

Several quarantine facilities have been set up in the province to deal the influx of the patients.The provincial government has given package of rs 10 billion to provide relief to the people who are being affected due to the pandemic.

More than 2.5 million families have been provided relief and cash grant.

President Dr. Arif Alvi had also chaired a high level meeting in Lahore to review measures taken by Punjab government to control spread of Coronavirus in province.

During meeting, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar had briefed President about Tele-Ration Helpline and Tele-Medicine Service in province.

He also conveyed about Ration Package for affected and deserving families in this situation.

Later, President Dr. Arif Alvi visited Corona Crisis Management Cell in Lahore.

During visit, President was given briefing about working and progress of state of the art Corona Crisis Management Cell, which is being run under Home Department.

He was told that this Cell is monitoring and dealing all issues related to Corona round the clock. This Special Cell also monitors spread of this pandemic in all districts of province.

Speaking on occasion, President directed to publicize all departmental helplines for public and to update all data related to Corona pandemic.