Islamabad, 15 March 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:
The first meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus, held in Islamabad, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to utilize all out resources to protect people from the virus. The meeting was chaired by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza who is also convener of the committee.
Addressing the meeting, he said Coronavirus is a national challenge and implementation of joint National Action Plan is being ensured to cope with the situation.
He said so far twenty nine cases of the pathogen have been reported in Pakistan. He said people should take precautionary measures rather than becoming afraid of the situation.
Dr. Zafar Mirza said Ministries of Health, Information and ISPR will keep the public updated on situation.
The meeting was informed that provinces have started implementing the decisions made in NSC meeting.
It was attended by DG ISPR in person and provincial chief ministers through video link. Other participants included Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant on National Security Division Moeed Yusuf, Secretaries Health, Finance, Information and Broadcasting and Chairman NDMA.