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KP Task Force reviews COVID-19 situation

PESHAWAR: A meeting of Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 was held at Corps Headquarters Peshawar, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood khan, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood and other senior civil and military officials attended the meeting.

The forum reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the province and actions being taken to implement coronavirus related SOPs. The forum was also apprised about the current capacity of hospitals for COVID patients and measures being taken to enhance further.

The steps for the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) in light of the directions by the National Command and Operations (NCOC) were discussed in detail. CM KP Mahmood Khan expressed satisfaction on the progress made so far to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the province.

Earlier, CM KP Mahmood Khan directed all district administrations and other relevant authorities to take necessary steps to ensure display the rate of lists of essential commodities at each and every retailer shop in the province.

Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar, the chief minister further directed the concerned quarters to improve price inspection and monitoring mechanism so that implementation of government fixed prices could be ensured.

The chief minister expressed his satisfaction over the declining trend in the rates of essential food items as compared to the last month. He lauded the role of food department and administration and hoped that prices of essential commodities will further decrease in the coming days.