Free corona test for Lahorites announced

By: News Desk      Published: 12:10 PM, 1 Apr, 2021
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File photo of senior citizens receiving doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine at Expo vaccination centre in Lahore on March 16.–AFP

The authorities have announced a free coronavirus test for the people of Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The announcement was made by Lahore Commissioner Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman on Thursday.

All the citizens have to do is to call on 1133 for the free corona test.

The urgency reflected the gravity of the situation after the third Covid-19 wave intensified in Punjab.

As many as 2,789 cases of coronavirus were reported in Punjab on Thursday while the pandemic claimed 64 lives during the 24 hours (Wednesday) taking the death toll to 6,427. 

According to the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number of coronavirus cases in the province has reached 223,181. 

The P&SHD confirmed that 1,768 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore,9 in Kasur,31 in Sheikhupura,7 in Nankana Sahib,150 in Rawalpindi,14 in Attock,6 in Jehlum,2 in Chakwal,56 in Gujranwala,48 in Mandi Bahauddin,8 in Narowal,2 in Hafizabad,83 in Sialkot,47 in Gujrat,180 in Faisalabad,19 in Toba Tek Singh,21 in Chiniot,11 in Jhang,44 in Sargodha,1 in Mianwali,17 in Khushab, 2 in Bhakkar,105 in Multan,14 in Vehari,16 in Khanewal,9 in Lodharan,2 in Muzaffargarh, 7 in Dera Ghazi Khan,4 in Rajanpur, 1 in Layyah, 28 in Rahimyar Khan,52 in Bahawalpur,28 in Bahawalnagar,30 in Okara,13 in Pakpattan and 32 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sahiwal district during the last 24 hours.

The Punjab health department conducted 3,838,133 tests for COVID-19 so far while 189,856 confirmed cases recovered altogether in the province. 

The Punjab health department urged the masses to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks. The people should wash their hands with soap several times in a day to protect themselves from COVID-19.Contact 1033 immediately on symptoms of coronavirus, the health care department urged the citizens.