PM urges media to provide authentic information on COVID-19 crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged media to play its due role in providing authentic information and counter negative propaganda by some elements under the prevailing situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Presiding over a high-level meeting, the prime minister said paramedical staff, doctors and nurses deserve appreciation who are engaged in treating coronavirus-hit patients across the country.
The prime minister said the government allowed limited business activities in the country keeping in view problems being faced by labour and business class. He urged citizens to demonstrate responsibility and maintain proper social distancing to mitigate adverse impacts of coronavirus.
PM Imran Khan directed the concerned authorities to launch special campaigns for raising awareness among masses about Covid-19. The meeting decided to establish more quarantine centers on the pattern of 250-bed field hospital and quarantine centre established by Frontier Works Organisation in Rawalpindi.
The Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal briefed the participants about provision of protective equipment to various hospitals across the country. He told the meeting that the third consignment of protective equipment will be delivered to provinces tomorrow.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Coronavirus Faisal Sultan briefed the meeting about the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country.
Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar informed the participants about the decisions taken at today’s meeting at the National Command and Control Authority Centre in Islamabad.
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