The PTI-led provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa imposed a state of emergency in the province due to the fears of the SARS-like deadly coronavirus spreading from China into Pakistan and other countries.
A statement was issued by the KP ministry of relief, resettlement, and rehabilitation on Tuesday in which the ministry said that the state of emergency was declared in the province in the line with the directives of the federal health ministry.
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“Since we [Pakistan] are a neighbour of coronavirus-hit China, there is lots of foreign travel between the two countries. This is why the relevant departments should ensure that safety precautions are in place,” the statement by the KP ministry said.
The statement further added that the relevant departments of the government should take all the measures they can control the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country. “Initial measures to preempt the detection of the virus should also be in place,” the statement reads.
According to a statement issued by the Director-General of Health Services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the OPD of the Police Services Hospital has been closed from performing the operations to cater to suspected cases of the virus in the province.