MULTAN (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Thursday directed authorities to provide best facilities to pilgrims at Multan quarantine centre.
The Punjab CM issued directives while chairing a high level meeting at Multan airport lounge to review measures against coronavirus.
He directed the provincial and district administration to leave no stone unturned in properly taking care and looking after pilgrims during the meeting.
The punjab chief minister urged the people to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid unnecessary meetings to curb the spread of novel coronavirus as the provincial tally rose to 2171. “Social distancing is the key to stop the spread of the virus,” he added.
Usman Buzdar said the govt is taking measures for the families affected by lockdown due to coronavirus.
The number of coronavirus patients
increased to 4,322 after 248 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours on Thursday.
According to the data available with the National Command and Operation Centre, five more deaths were reported within 24 hours, soaring the toll to 63.
Punjab continued to lead the patients tally with 2,171 cases, while patients have increased to 1036 in Sindh, 560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 212 in Balochistan and 102 in Islamabad. There are 213 reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan and 28 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 572 patients have recovered after treatment in hospitals across the country. The condition of 31 patients is being stated to be critical. So far tests have been conducted on 44,896 patients after 2,737 tests were carried out on suspected patients during the last 24 hours.
As per details, 59 percent of the cases came from different countries, while 41 percent cases are transmitted locally. As many as 7,295 beds have been allocated for coronavirus patients in 462 hospitals throughout the country.
Presently 1,311 patients are being treated in different hospitals. In total, 16,737 suspected cases have been placed in 328 quarantine centres.