Govt allocates Rs1 bn to tackle coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated more than one billion rupees to tackle coronavirus in the province.
This was stated by Provincial Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Mohammad Iqbal Wazir during a visit to the Quarantine Centers in Miran Shah and Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district.
The minster said Relief, Rescue and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) staff were also on alert round the clock to deal with any emergency.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra announced on Wednesday that out of the 46 coronavirus tests conducted at Mardan’s UC Manga, early testing showed 39 positive results.
Last week, UC Manga reported the country’s first death from coronavirus, with Jhagra adding that none of those tested had shown any symptoms of the virus yet.
Also, four of the tests were discarded, meaning the positive findings outnumbered the negative ones by a troubling 39-3.