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PM chairs meeting to discuss measures on containing COVID 19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Mar, 2020. 04:02 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired on Monday a meeting on National Coordination Committee for Covid-19 to discuss measures to contain the disease.

APP reported that Interior Minister Brig (R) Ijaz Shah, Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri, Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafiz Sheikh, Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, SAPM for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, SAPM for Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari were present.

All chief ministers through videolinks made their presence.

On the other hand,

Prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel called on Monday Prime Minister Imran Khan in federal capital Islamabad.

The two avoided a handshake as precautionary measure due to the coronavirus.

Soon social media flooded with appreciation at the duo for taking precautions in the wake of the coronavirus.

Earlier 50 people arrived Sukkur from Taftaan tested positive, after which the total number of confirmed cases of deadly coronavirus in Pakistan rises to 96.

What appeared as a major blow, fears and tension in Sindh hit high after Senator Murtaza Wahab who also the spokesperson on Sindh Government confirmed in his tweet.

He wrote in his tweet:

“More results have come in. So far 50 people who had arrived in Sukkur from Taftaan have tested positive, 25 at Karachi & 1 at Hyderabad. So the total patients have reached 76 in Sindh. Out of these 76 patients, 2 have recovered & the remaining 74 are being kept in isolation”

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