As the number of coronavirus patients in the country is rising, Pakistan Railways has turned six train coaches into quarantine wards for suspected patients.
According to sources, 40 beds have been set up in these train coaches with full facilities that include round the clock medical staff along with medical supplies and other provisions including food and electricity.
This initiative is being taken as the number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan are rising rapidly having reached almost 1700 cases on Sunday with 21 deaths.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said that passenger trains will not be operated due to the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan.
According to the Railways Minister the coming 15 days were very important for Pakistan and we need to make sure that the spread of the coronavirus stops in the country and observe and follow instructions.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar says that Rs. 12,000 will be provided to poor families under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Progamme to provide relief during the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan are surging and have almost reached 1700. You can read the full report on the latest cases on our link below.