Screening of Tableeghi Jamaat members ordered
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan Monday directed the relevant departments to contain all members including foreigners of Tableeghi Jamaat to the districts of their current location in Punjab and also conduct their corona screening to help curb the spread of the virus.
He issued these directions while chairing a meeting on administrative affairs, testing process of coronavirus patients and steps to minimise educational losses due to the lockdown.
The meeting was attended by Senior Member Board (Revenue) (SMBR), Additional Chief Secretary Home, IG Punjab and officers concerned.
The CS said that decision to carry out screening of Tableeghi Jamaat had been taken to stem spread of the pandemic, and those with positive COVID-19 would be shifted to quarantines.
The SMBR told the meeting that personal protection equipment (PPE) including 38,500 surgical masks, 5,750 N-95 masks, 14,600 gowns, 36,500 gloves, and 12,900 goggles had been dispatched to hospitals in all districts.
The meeting deliberated on a proposal to promote students from class one to eight without examination and on the basis of their performance in summer vacation homework. It was decided that online classes would be arranged for 9th and 10th class students, especially subjects of Mathematics and Science up to class eight. These lectures would also be telecast on cable TV as well. - APP