Fear of Coronavirus
AJK Govt imposes 3-week ban on tourists
MIRPUR: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet Tuesday imposed a ban on arrival of tourists into Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) for a period of three weeks as a precautionary measure to deal with the increasing threat of coronavirus pandemic in the region.
Senior minister Chudhary Tariq Farooq presided over the meeting.
On the occasion, Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana briefed the cabinet members regarding the steps being taken to stop the outbreak of coronavirus in AJK.
Speaking on the occasion, the ministers gave suggestions for preventing Coronovirus pandemic in the region.
They stressed the need for mobilizing the district administration for raising awareness among the common masses.
They pointed out that Coronavirus had affected many countries, including China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Spain. They expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken at state level to control the pandemic.
During the meeting, it was revealed that a high level state coordination committee has been set up to deal with coronavirus.
“Ten district hospitals including AIIMS, CMH have separate wards to deal with these patients”, they said adding that the quarantine facility was available.
Moreover district administration and the police have also been fully mobilized to deal with the situation.
The ministers were also briefed about the public awareness campaign being set in motion to educate the general masses. - APP