Imran Khan will be briefed on the coronavirus strategy on April 12: Asad Umar | Instant News


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Friday chaired a high-level meeting to review the coronavirus situation in the country, ARY NEWS reported.

The meeting decided to keep in touch at the diplomatic level to ensure the availability of ventilators and other medical equipment in the country.

According to a spokesman for the ministry of health, the meeting was given an explanation of the coronavirus situation in the country when members expressed their satisfaction with the steps taken by the health ministry to address the spread of the virus.

“Around 727 patients have recovered from the virus to this day,” he said, citing directions given by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Health Dr Zafar Mirza.

The Ministry of National Health has also compiled a code of ethics for the movement of people and goods.

Food can be brought from Iran to the four border regions of the Balochistan province under guidelines issued by the authorities.

Cargo trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan will also be permitted for three days a week and food and medical goods can be imported into war-torn neighboring countries.

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Pakistanis returning from Afghanistan must undergo a virus testing process and will be quarantined for a specified period of time.

Speaking at the meeting, Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be briefed on a future strategy to deal with the pandemic on April 12.

“The suggested steps will get a nod from the National Command and Control (NCC) meeting on April 13,” he said and directed the relevant agencies to continue one window operation.

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