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Federal cabinet underway to discuss current situation about COVID-19

Federal cabinet underway to discuss current situation about COVID-19
April 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad to discuss the current situation in the country due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday. According to the details garnered, the federal cabinet meeting is scheduled to discuss a 13-point agenda. The cabinet will approve decisions made in the last Economic Coordination Committee meeting along with a relief package for journalists. The cabinet will be briefed on the current status of coronavirus in the country. The federal cabinet will reconstitute the Pak Arab Refinery (PARCO) board of directors and approve grants for journalists infected with the coronavirus. The federal cabinet will approve the Financial Agreements Netting Bill 2020, while approval of the notification under section 11 of the Credit Bureau Act 2015 is also on the cabinet agenda. The cabinet will also approve the nominations for the board posts of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Oil & Gas Development Company (OGDCL) and the appointment of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Member Finance, while the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) will ratify the decisions of the meeting. On the other hand, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the country jumped to 14,079 on Monday. According to the National Command and Operation Center, there are 5,640 cases in Punjab, 4,956 in Sindh, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 853 in Balochistan, 320 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 261 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 65 in Azad Kashmir. As many as 3,233 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 301 with 16 new deaths and 751 new cases reported during the last 24 hours. On the other hand, 157,223 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic, with 6,417 conducted during the last 24 hours. Local transmission is 79 per cent and foreign travel 21 per cent.
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