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COAS directs commanders to assist civil administration over coronavirus

COAS directs commanders to assist civil administration over coronavirus
March 17, 2020
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has directed all commanders to take “maximum necessary measures” to assist the civil administration for the safety and well-being of the people over coronavirus outbreak. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has announced that all medical facilities of the armed forces have been operationalised and geared up to meet any eventuality to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It also said that coronavirus testing labs have been established at major military hospitals across the country and a central testing lab has been set up at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Rawalpindi. “COAS has directed all commanders to take maximum necessary measures to assist the civil administration for the safety and well-being of the people,” the ISPR further added. On the other hand, the National Health Ministry confirmed on Tuesday 195 coronavrius (COVID-19) cases across Pakistan as new cases surfaced in Punjab and Sindh. Punjab and Sindh have reported new cases of COVID-19.
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