Federal govt extending all-out cooperation to provinces to tackle coronavirus: Sania
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said Tuesday the federal government was extending its all-out cooperation to all the four provinces to deal the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking in a special programme of Radio Pakistan, she said coronavirus is a new virus and its incubation period is fourteen days, said a press release.
She said hand washing for at least thirty to forty seconds is essential to cope with the virus. She said there is also need to avoid touching hands with eyes, mouth and nose, shaking hands.
She said we should keep distance of about three feet while interacting with each other and use hand sanitizers. She said the people who are suffering from coronavirus and those who are looking after them are required to wear mask.
Dr Sania Nishtar said the government has allocated the airports of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad for the international flights and quarantine arrangements have been made across the land border points to tackle coronavirus. She said if anyone suspects symptoms, including fever, coughing or shortness of breath he or she must call the official helpline number 1166. She said the chances of complications from coronavirus exist in aged people, children with malnutrition and those having weak immune system. – APP