Cabinet has Declared Medical Emergency across Country
The Punjab government on Thursday declared a medical emergency after 20 cases of coronavirus were confirmed within the country in the week .
Addressing a press briefing in Lahore, Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid said that hospitals across the Punjab Province have been put on high alert. She maintained that those showing coronavirus symptoms will be kept in quarantine and will only be allowed to go after confirmation that their tests are negative.
“We need to take the coronavirus epidemic seriously. Precautionary measures like unnecessarily touching face, shaking hands should be avoided,” she said, adding that precautionary measures will help in curbing the spread of the virus.
The health minister pointed out that the cabinet deliberated upon following the measures taken by China to tackle with the epidemic. “The Chinese government has effectively countered the outbreak.”
Yasmeen Rashid highlighted the coronavirus has spread across the globe but it could be countered by taking timely steps and measures. She said the govt and therefore the health ministry are closely monitoring things and are prepared to affect the epidemic.