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Will impose lockdown in areas where increase of COVID-19 cases: Yasmin

Will impose lockdown in areas where increase of COVID-19 cases: Yasmin
June 9, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said on Tuesday that the provincial government will impose a lockdown in areas where the number of coronavirus cases increase. While addressing a press conference, the minister said that the government had warned earlier that the number of cases will rise. She said that the final decision regarding the lockdown will be taken by the cabinet committee. She said that cases have been increased in province because of violation of SOPs. She said that adoption of precautionary measures is only viable solution from prevention of coronavirus. “The government is taking action against those who are violating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” she added. The provincial health minister said that 1916 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the province today. She also said that number of ventilators has been increased amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. The provincial health minister claimed that Punjab is conducting most coronavirus tests per day. She emphasized that taking precautions is the only solution to coronavirus problem and urged people to take measures to curb the spread of the virus. Punjab has every kind of data, she said, adding that they are witnessing the benefits of ACTEMRA injection against the virus. “There are reports that ACTEMRA injection is being stocked to be sold in black,” said the minister, adding in the same vein the medicine is not life-saving.