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Steps to curb 4th coronavirus wave brainstormed

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at Civil Secretariat on Monday to review steps for dealing with the fourth coronavirus wave. He was briefed about the special vaccination drive in five cities and was told that five million people of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad would be vaccinated by August 14. The chief minister ordered for further expediting the vaccination drive and said that officials of the Health Department and administration should actively perform their duties to make the campaign a success. “It is satisfying that around 20 per cent population has been vaccinated across Punjab,” he said. “The provincial government has made effective measures to curb the virus as the ratio of positive cases is less than three per cent now in the province,” he added. “The citizens should follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to remain safe from the fourth wave as 11 persons have died due to coronavirus during the last 24 hours,” he stated. Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Punjab chief secretary and others also attended the meeting.



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