Punjab govt has conducted 40,000 coronavirus tests: Dr Yasmin
LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that the provincial government has conducted 40,000 coronavirus tests, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said in her statement that the provincial regime is ensuring the provision of safety equipment to doctors and paramedical staff. The government is taking every possible step to provide relief to people and to help the daily wagers amidst the coronavirus lockdown, she stressed. The health minister further stated that the decision pertaining to relaxation or extension in the lockdown will be made after examining the latest situation.
Govt directs to reopen provincial administrative depts from April 15
Punjab government on Tuesday has issued a notification, directing to reopen provincial administrative departments from April 15 amid countrywide lockdown that was imposed due to coronavirus outbreak.
The notification stated, “The competent authority has desired that remaining Administrative Departments to the extent of offices of Administrative Secretaries (and Additional Chief Secretaries where applicable) will start functioning with effect from April 15, 202.” “The remaining staff will continue to work online as already directed vide notification referred above,” it added. - APP