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Pakistan’s big hotels to turn into coronavirus quarantine centres: NDMA

Pakistan’s big hotels to turn into coronavirus quarantine centres: NDMA
August 21, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – All big hotels in Pakistan will be turned into coronavirus quarantine centres, recommended by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday.  The NDMA has written a letter with this decision to the federal interior secretary and all four provincial chief secretaries. In the letter, the NDMA has said it is necessary to take preventative measures against the coronavirus as per the WHO guidelines. The hotels will be made into quarantine centres with one person to one room, said the agency. The number of known coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 310 as of Wednesday evening. On the other hand, the National Health Ministry confirmed that 310 coronavrius (COVID-19) cases across Pakistan as new cases surfaced in Punjab and Sindh. Eight cases have been reported from the federal capital while 15 patients surfaced in Gilgit-Baltistan and one case in Azad Jammu Kahsmir. However, four patients of coronavirus also have been recovered. The officials confirmed two deaths. 23 cases in Balochistan and 19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have reported new cases of COVID-19.
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