LAHORE: A delegation of Chinese doctors in Pakistan has adviced for at least a 28 days lockdown in Punjab to curb and halt the spread of the coronavirus.
The delegation of Chinese doctors is here to help the local authorities to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the country where cases have now almost reached 3000 and rising rapidly.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met with the Chinese delegation on Sunday where they experts advised on at least a 28 days lockdown to get a handle on the situation.
The experts told CM Usman Buzdar:
Social distancing is the key to stop the spread of the virus and authorities should ensure lockdown for 28 days,
The lockdown was imposed by Punjab Government on 23 March for a period of 14 days when the process saw a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases however, restrictions were relaxed for transport of necessary items like food.
The delegation of Chinese doctors appreciates the steps taken by the local government however think that the lockdown period should be extended.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Punjab have surged past 1200 which is the highest of any province in the country followed by Sindh which has over 800 cases.
According to the experts, the coronavirus should be contained as soon as possible and according to them the patients should be treated at quarantine centers and not kept at home.
China where the COVID-19 virus first originated has been able to take control of the situation which no country has been able to do so far and the number of cases in China have significantly declined as well as the death toll which is now under control.
CM Usman Buzdar also thanked the assistance and support of the Chinese during these hard times and also agreed that everyone should learn from the experiences of China.