Hospitals in Islamabad put on high alert

Islamabad, 27 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:

All government hospitals in the federal capital have been put on alert regarding the deadly coronavirus, according to a notification issued here on Friday.

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Polyclinic and other government-run hospitals will remain on a high till further notice alert in the wake of coronavirus that has already claimed 10 lives across the country.

The Islamabad district administration had imposed partial lockdown in the capital city from March 25.

In a notification, the district administration banned all kinds of public gatherings and ordered to shut markets, shopping malls, restaurants and private offices for an unidentified period.

The authority suspended public transport in the capital city whereas Metro service will be available from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm daily.