On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Usman Buzdar held a meeting to discuss further the situation of the region after 5 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The chief minister highlighted that the province would establish a quarantine facility to accommodate over 3000 suspected patients at the Labor Colony in Multan.
“The hostels of the educational institutes will also be utilized for the purpose.” He added, “A helpline will also be established at central and district for creating awareness for the virus.”
The meeting chaired by Buzdar set up a team under the provincial finance minister to review the economic situation of the region so the authorities could calculate the fall out due to the virus.
The meeting also emphasized the forming of committees under respective deputy commissioners which will include the members of the civil society so they can raise awareness regarding the virus and the preventive measures that can be taken to avoid getting sick.
The Chief Minister also has given directions to the concerned to produce local hand sanitizers and face masks. Reportedly, the NDMA would provide 10,000 safety gears within the following seven days to the province of Punjab.
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