Punjab Govt successfully handled corona pandemic: Chohan

Punjab Government Spokesperson Fayyazul Hassan Chohan says our government has successfully handled corona pandemic.

Addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi today, he said world has acknowledged Punjab’s performance in stopping the spread of virus.

He said cases against the corrupt elements will be taken to logical conclusion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab Govt imposes lockdown in 15 selected districts due to spread of COVID19

Punjab Government has imposed lockdown in 15 selected districts due to outbreak of corona pandemic in the province.

According to a notification issued by Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Punjab in Lahore, lockdown will remain in effect in 15 high-risk districts from today until 12th of this month.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Imran Sikandar Baloch said 15 high risk districts include Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Khanewal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujrat, Sialkot and Bhakkar.

He said market and business activities will continue until 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday will be observed as safe days.

The Secretary said a complete ban will continue on indoor dining however, outdoor dining will be allowed till 10pm under strict COVID protocols.

Imran Sikandar Baloch said cinemas and all shrines in selected 15 districts will remain completely closed.

He said all government and private offices and institutions will continue to operate with 50 percent attendance as per normal working hours.

Imran Sikandar Baloch said transport between the selected districts will be completely closed.

Complete lockdown has also been imposed in federal capital Islamabad from today till 12th of this month.

According to National Command and Control Center, ban has been imposed on all intercity public transport, while all educational institutions are also closed.

Source: Radio Pakistan

GB govt orders strict implementation of Covid SOPs

The Gilgit Baltistan government has decided to ensure implementation of COVID SOPs strictly to get rid of Coronavirus.

Notification in this regard was issued by Home department Gilgit Baltistan today (Tuesday).

According to notification, there will be ban on business activity in Gilgit and Skardu, two days and in other districts one day in a week.

Business activities will continue in both districts till 8 pm whilst in other districts till 10 pm.

There will be ban on indoor dining while outdoor dining will be allowed till 10 pm.

Fifty percent attendance in offices and fifty percent passengers in public transport would be allowed. The Government also decided to allow vaccinated tourists to GB.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Lady Diana remembered on her 24th death anniversary

Twenty-fourth death anniversary of Princess of Wales Lady Diana was observed on Tuesday.

She died in a car crash in Paris at the age of 36.

Her unexpected and sudden death had stunned her millions of fans across the globe.

The fans of Diana visit to place flowers and messages at the ornate Golden Gates of her former London home each year.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Sindh Govt to initiate Covid-19 vaccination drive in all educational institutions

Sindh government has announced to carry out Covid-19 vaccination drive in all the public and private schools and colleges from 6th of next month.

It was decided in a high-level meeting held in Karachi.

The meeting decided that the health department’s 2,527 teams would participate in the vaccination drive against the Corona pandemic.

In the first phase, the vaccine campaign would commence at the district level which would later be extended to a sub-division level.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Vaccination is only way to get rid of COVID-19: Dr. Yasmin

Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr. Yasmin Rashid says vaccination is the only way to get rid of COVID-19.

Addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi on Monday, she said government is taking steps to ensure the vaccination of the people.

Dr Yasmin Rashid said Punjab government is managing vaccination process at micro level by vaccinating people in small towns and areas.

Source: Radio Pakistan