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Punjab has capacity to quarantine 28,000 people: Yasmin Rashid

Punjab has capacity to quarantine 28,000 people: Yasmin Rashid
April 22, 2020
RAJANPUR (92 News) – Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Wednesday said that the province has the capacity to quarantine 28,000 people. She said while during the visit of quarantine centre Rajanpur where he inspected the treatment being provided to the coronavirus patients. Talking to the journalists, after inspecting the centre, Dr Yasmin Rashid said out of 60 out of 85 patients admitted in the quarantine centre in Rajanpur have recovered and 25 patients are currently under treatment. The minister said efforts are underway to conduct 10,000 coronavirus tests per day in the province. She also lauded the spirit of the doctors and the paramedical staff fighting against the coronavirus. On the other hand, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has reached 9,565 and death toll has risen to 209 so far. The number of patients includes 4,328 in Punjab, 3,053 in Sindh, 1,345 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 495 in Balochistan, 283 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 194 in Islamabad and 51 in Azad Jammu Kashmir. 2,156 patients have so far recovered from the disease while the death toll from the virus stands at 209 with 17 new deaths reported during the last twenty-four hours. 533 new cases were also reported during the last 24 hours. The number of tests conducted so far is 118,020 with 5,637 done during the last 24 hours.