Corona Virus: emergency relief center to be established in Quetta

Emergency center to be established in area of 50 acre

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By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to set up an emergency relief center comprising 50 acre of land in Quetta to tackle any emergency situation in the aftermath of outbreak of corona virus. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan chaired a high level meeting to review arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan on Tuesday.

Chief Secretary Balochistan Captain (R) Fazeel Asghar, provincial secretaries and other high ups attended the meeting. The meeting decided that the center would be established during the current year on the land owned by the provincial disaster management authority. All facilities including power supply, water, sanitation, gas supply etc would be available in the center.

The meeting was briefed about the steps being take at Pak-Iran border Taftan to halt the corona virus. The meeting was told that food, medicine worth 2.5 million rupees, 6500 face masks were provided to Zaireen staying at Pakistan house at Taftan.

The Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to compile complete data of all Ziareen and other people entering into Pakistan from Iran. Pakistan had closed its border with Iran and Afghanistan after reports of outbreak of corona virus in the two countries.

Pakistan has so far confirmed five cases of corona virus in the country. The cases were confirmed by federal adviser on health Dr. Zafar Mirza.

The meeting was also informed that the movement was also suspended at Pak-Afghan border Chaman.

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