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550 pilgrims- tests negative for Covid19- being sent home from DG Khan isolation center: Usman Buzdar

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LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that 550 pilgrims are being sent their homes from DG Khan isolation center.

According to media reports Usman Buzdar presided over a high-level meeting to review the provincial government’s measures to stem the virus. During the meeting Usman Buzdar said that 550 pilgrims who were quarantined in Dera Gazi Khan upon return from virus-hit Iran via Taftan are being sent their homes after their tests were declared negative.

He said Rs12 billion amount is being released to the health department for purchase of medical equipment and all necessary steps have been taken for better treatment of Covid19 patients.

“Government of Punjab is going all out to ensure supply of essential items across the province during the lockdown, ruling out a shortage of food commodities, including wheat flour, ” he added.

He ordered an indiscriminate action against hoarders and profiteers.

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