CM aide directs implementation of cabinet’s decisions on coronavirus
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: Adviser to Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir Saturday directed authorities concerned to implement all the decisions taken in the special meeting of the provincial cabinet and said that all the necessary measures have been taken against the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement, he said that protection of people was among the topmost responsibilities of the government and all the resources would be utilized to achieve the objective. He said that strict action would be taken against educational institutions who were found guilty of flouting the order of government to close schools for 15 days.
Ajmal Wazir said that a task force constituted under the headship of CM Mahmood Khan is working on emergency basis to tackle coronavirus.
He also advised public to take all the preventive measures needed to stop possible spread of contagion virus adding government is efficiently working to fulfill its responsibilities.
Wedding halls closed to stop spread of coronavirus
The district administration here Saturday directed closure of all wedding and banquette halls situated in the limits of Town-I to stop spread of coronavirus.
The district administration has issued notices to banquette hall owners to close their premises for gathering and functions. The owners were also warned of strict action if the directives of the district administration were ignored.
The step has been taken in the light of decision taken by the provincial government to stop spread of coronavirus.
No positive case of coronavirus reported in KP: DG Health
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has made all precautionary measures to cope up with any emergency about coronavirus in the province.
Talking to Radio Pakistan on Saturday, Director General Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Tahir Nadeem Khan said the government had established 437 isolation beds in eighteen districts of the province for suspected coronavirus patients.
He said so far no positive case of coronavirus has been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Dr Tahir Nadeem Khan said a quarantine zone had been established in Dera Ismail Khan for people coming from foreign countries, reports APP.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Friday decided to close all public and private educational institutions in the province until April 5 and imposed an immediate ban on all official gatherings until further orders over the fears of coronavirus outbreak. Health minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and adviser to the chief minister on information Ajmal Wazir told reporters that the provincial cabinet on Friday discussed the province’s response to the coronavirus issue.
Jhagra said the cabinet decided about the closure of schools, colleges, universities, academies, tuition centres, coaching and training institutes, and any other teaching institutions functioning in both public and private sectors with an immediate effect.
He said all public and private hostels would be vacated, while students would be asked to go home.
Jhagra said the government also decided to postpone the board examinations or any other internal exams and assessment in schools with an immediate effect until further notice.
He said the government would impose an immediate ban on all official gatherings, including seminars and sports and cultural events until further notice.
“To set an example, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has cancelled his very important public meeting scheduled for March 15,” he said.