MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir authorities has introduced full suspension of inter-provincial transport for 3 days from midnight Friday beneath ‘health emergency’ imposed to stop the specter of coronavirus.
In response to a notification issued by the house division, no public transport automobile could be allowed to go away from or enter anyplace within the territory.
Violators could be punished beneath Epidemic Illnesses Act, 1958, it warned.
Muzaffarabad deputy commissioner Badar Munir mentioned the ban would additionally apply to native public transport.
In the meantime, 4 extra samples of suspected sufferers had been despatched to Nationwide Institute of Well being on Thursday, in accordance with well being minister Dr Najeeb Naqi Khan.
In all, 40 samples had been despatched to NIH from AJK, of which 23 experiences had been receiving with one optimistic case.
“By tomorrow, we will receive the remaining 17 results,” he mentioned.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 21st, 2020