COVID-19 patients in Punjab

COVID-19 patients in Punjab rises to 33: Total confirmed cases reaches 301 in Pakistan

Coronavirus in Pakistan - Updated 19/03/2020

The number of COVID-19 patients in Punjab has risen to 33 with the confirmation of five new positive cases, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced.

The Punjab government has enforced section-144 in the province to prohibit public gathering and hoarding of stuff like hand sanitisers and masks etc in order to control the rise of COVID-19 patients in Punjab.

There will be complete ban on opening of educational institutes, marriage halls, holding of exams and religious and public gatherings. In-house marriage functions, will, however, be allowed to facilitate the public.

Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan. Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Additional Chief Secretary Home Momin Agha, IG Police Shoaib Dastgir, secretaries of health and food departments, commissioner Lahore and Bahawalpur attended the meeting. All other divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, regional police officers and district police officers joined the meeting through video conferencing.