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PM Imran Khan visits Coronavirus quarantine center in Islamabad

PM Khan has visited isolation center in Islamabad. PM Khan also announced that many shelter homes will be erected to provide facilities for workers who are being impacted due to lockdown.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has visited coronavirus Isolation Center in Islamabad on Thursday.

According to media reports, Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal briefed the Prime Minister about arrangements and facilities available at the centre which a fifty bed facility for coronavirus patients.

During the visit to Isolation Center, Prime Minister Imran Khan also performed earth-breaking of Isolation Hospital and Infectious Diseases Treatment Center which will be established by the FWO.

During his time there, the prime minister offered a special prayer for the welfare of the country.

Yesterday, the premier, while addressing a meeting of the parliamentary leaders of various political parties through video-link, called for unity among all segments of the society, including the political parties, to fight and win the war against coronavirus as a nation.

“The government alone cannot fight and win this war against Coronavirus. We can win this war together as a nation,” Imran said during his online speech, as he briefed the parliamentary leaders about the measures taken by the government since the outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and particularly after the arrival of pilgrims from Iran via Taftan border.

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Pakistan’s coronavirus toll rose to 1102 on Thursday as Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad reported new cases despite provincial and partial lockdowns to contain the spread of the pandemic. The majority of Pakistan’s cases were imported from Iran – which is badly hit by the virus with some 2077 deaths – through the Taftan border crossing. So far, Pakistan has reported eight deaths. The latest victim was a woman from Rawalpindi who succumbed to the disease yesterday.

Yesterday on March 25th,  the prime minister gave an overview of the government’s response against COVID-19, including the establishment of a quarantine center and a make-shift screening facility at Taftan, a remote area located 700 kilometers from Quetta.

Imran said that since the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have governments in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Kashmir and Kashmir (AJ&K) and Sindh respectively, therefore, it is vital for all parties to sit together to take effective decisions against COVID-19.