Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid and Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, held joint press conference on Tuesday and confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Punjab province risen to 6.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmen Rashid said that overall 42 tests conducted out of which five reported positive.
“Overall 42 coronavirus tests of pilgrims arrived in Dera Ghazi Khan from Taftan were taken and out of which five were diagnosed with coronavirus,” said Yasmin Rashid
“Our job right now is to mitigate the spread.”
“This is why a medical emergency was declared in the province a few days ago.”
“Do not think of this as a holiday.”
“We want to have the minimum number of people coming out of their homes during this period.”
“Right now we have around 750 Zaireens that tested for the virus.
“The next batch of pilgrims is approximately 1,200 people, therefore, our number of patients will be greater than Sindh.”
Meanwhile, five new cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Sindh on Tuesday.
Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Law Murtaza Wahab, in a Tweet on Tuesday, said the Sindh’s COVID-19 count reached 155 after more people returning from Taftan tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Sindh has reported the highest number of 155 coronavirus cases so far.
Amid coronavirus threat, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5.
The PCB made an announcement and said that the knockout matches of PSL scheduled to played today in Lahore and the final, tomorrow, now will be rescheduled.