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Coronavirus: Govt set to close down 12 trains

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while talking to journalists here today revealed that government would close down 12 trains from Sunday (22nd of March, 2020) amid fear of coronavirus spread.

He further informed that twenty more trains would be closed from Wednesday (1st of the April, 2020) as a precautionary measure against the global pandemic.

According to him that the government had completed all arrangements for reducing rush of passengers and improved cleanliness at Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi Railways stations.

Shaikh Rasheed further claimed that screening of all the passengers was also being ensured at the railways stations.

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She advised that in case of dry cough, difficulty in breathing and fever one should immediately contact the physician.

Doctor Nishtar said in the absence of a vaccine doctors were presently using medicines available for its treatment. SAPM, while emphasizing on maintaining cleanliness, said that there was no need to panic.

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Coronavirus: Hajj training sessions suspended!

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KARACHI: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has informed that the  government has suspended training program for intending Hajj pilgrims as part of a preventive measure against spread of mysterious Coronavirus.

According to him the arrangements for Hajj 2020 were underway as per routine and the government was in contact with Saudi government in this regard.

He said all Haji camps across the country had been informed about suspension of Hajj training sessions. | YouTube Channel

Hissan Sheikh

Karachi's S M Law College graduate Hissan Sheikh writes on crime and local politics etc.