Lockdown ended in Mardan; Covid patients reducing in Peshawar

Our Correspondents

A high level meeting on the latest situation of Corona epidemic and lockdown was held at the Commissioner’s Office Mardan under the chairmanship of Secretary Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decided to end the lock down imposed in Mardan last week owing to alarming increse in the COVID-19

Commissioner Mardan Division Muntazir Khan, Deputy Commissioner Habibullah Arif, DPO Mardan Dr. Zahidullah, Members of Provincial Assembly Zahir Shah Toro, Abdul Salam Afridi, Iftikhar Ali Mashwani, Tufail Anjum, MPA Sajida Hanif and other officials participated.

The high-level meeting decided to end the lockdown in Mardan for the past one week.

Briefing the media after the meeting, Provincial Assembly members Zahir Shah Toro, Iftikhar Ali Mashwani and others said that the decision to impose lockdown was taken a week ago due to increase in Code 19 rate in Mardan district. After a week of lockdowns, the corona rate in Mardan dropped significantly.

In view of this, the decision of lockdown in Mardan was reviewed and the lockdown was lifted when the rate was reduced.

He said that the lockdown would be re-imposed from May 8 before Eid on the decision of the provincial government.

The public is urged to refrain from general interactions. And must wear a mask. Especially in mosques, prayers and Taraweeh should be performed under security measures. And ensure compliance with SOPs.

The numbers of coronavirus patients at big hospitals in metropolis is reducing as the patients in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar reduced to 328, said spokesman for the hospital, Muhammad Asim here on Sunday.

He said that the number of patients admitted at coronavirus wards was recorded at 328 with 21 being treated at ICU.

He said 485 beds have been allocated for the coronavirus patients at the hospital. The numbers of patients in corona ward and ICU is reducing for the last few days.

Similarly, 96 corona patients were admitted in Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) and 106 beds have been allocated for corona patients. Two patients were on ventilator while 10 beds were vacant.

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