LAHORE : Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that in the Dera Ghazi Khan quarantine facility, nearly 600 people have been tested negative for coronavirus after which they were being sent home. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Usman Buzdar said that it was matter of satisfaction that six hundred people have tested negative for coronavirus at the Dera Ghazi Khan quarantine facility and they will be sent back to their homes.
The provincial government has approved a "special risk allowance" for doctors, paramedics, and nurses — all medical workers at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus, he added. The chief minister said, "These workers will get an amount equivalent to their salaries." He said that the Punjab health department has been given directions to enhance their laboratory facilities and ensure they are fully stocked with personal protection equipment. "The corona ordinance (introduced a day earlier) will also soon come into effect."
Usman Buzdar said that in Lahore’s Camp Jail, a 100-bed facility is being established and screening of inmates has already begun.Speaking of prisoners currently kept there, he said that a summary is being moved by the health department after which nearly 3,500 prisoners will be released. The chief minister appealed the people to maintain social distancing and also to help people around them.