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KP govt announces free ration package for families of coronavirus patients

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Mar, 2020. 09:21 am
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KP chief minister

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced to provide free ration to families of coronvirus patients in the province, BOL News reported.

The announcements come hours after provincial health minister Taimur Jhagra confirmed 15 cases in the KP province.

According to the provincial relief department, the ration will provided to those patients who will stay at government quarantine facility.

The ration package includes 20kg flour bag, 10kg rice, 5kg pulses and milk.

The relief department has issued a notification in this regard after approval from the Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

Earlier, Health Minister KP, Taimur Jhagra had confirmed 15 people have tested positive for the COVID-19.

He had tweeted: “Just received news that 15 of 19 individuals received in KP from Taftan have tested positive for coronavirus.

“These are the first positive cases in KP.

They are well looked after in quarantine in an isolated facility in DI Khan. More details soon.”

Earlier, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah had also issued directives for provision of ration to families of the people in Sukkur.

CM had said the provincial government will take care of the families of those kept at the Sukkur isolation centre.

He had said he knows well of the fact that the people quarantined for the COVID-19 had families to feed.

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