WHO recommends enforcing a strict two-week lock down in Punjab

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The World Health Organization ( WHO) has recommended enforcing a strict two-week lock down in Punjab as the number of corona virus cases continues to grow in the province.

In a letter to the Punjab government, WHO lauded the provincial government’s efforts in response to the pandemic.

“Government intervention on April 12th 2020 detailing social distancing measures including restrictions, closure of schools and businesses, international travel restrictions and geographical area restrictions were instituted with the aim of limiting the spread of the disease,” the letter said.

The organization said during the lock down, the country was reporting 1,000 cases per day. However, this number increased after the federal government eased the lock down in the country. “SOPs need to be strictly enforced to stem the spread of the virus.

WHO strongly recommends that the government adopts the two weeks off and two weeks on strategy as it offers the smallest curve. It also recommends strengthening all public health measures such as quarantine, isolation, physical distancing and contact tracing.

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