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LAHORE: Punjab today (Thursday) has reported 223 new coronavirus infections and eleven deaths during the past 24 hours, according to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
According to details, the chief minister while sharing a daily update on the virus said that overall 11607 tests were performed during the period, resulting in 223 of them testing positive for the deadly infection.
Usman Buzdar also urged the people of the province to adopt the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid a second wave of the virus in the country.
He further said that the COVID-19 cases were rising in the province and therefore implementation upon precautionary measures and SOPs are need of the hour.
It is worth mentioning here that two Punjab ministers, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, have also tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the day.
Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal took a Covid-19 test after he felt unwell last evening. The result of his test came back positive, after which he put himself in quarantine at his home.