Govt to make wearing mask mandatory in public

By: News Desk      Published: 08:09 PM, 15 May, 2020
Govt to make wearing mask mandatory in public

The government will make wearing the face masks mandatory in public, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said.

The government will issue the notification in this regard, he told the media. About an agreement between a subsidiary of Ferozsons Laboratories and the United States-based Gilead Sciences for manufacturing and selling remdesivir, the drug being used to treat coronavirus patients.

"The US company has signed agreements with six companies across the world, of which one of them is from Pakistan. Not only will we be manufacturing the drug for our use, we will also be exporting it to 127 countries," he said.

Industries Minister Hammad Azhar said that after consulting with the industries ministers of all provinces, the government decided to open the automobile industry, which includes car making industries and their showrooms, motorcycle industries and their showrooms and bicycle warehouses, from Monday.

"Currently the wheat harvesting season is going on and this is the peak time for this industry where they make the most amount of sales."

He added that shopping malls were also discussed during the meeting. He added that those businesses with small electricity connections of 5KW and 70KW which are now receiving bills, will find that their bills, for the next three months and of the current month, have been paid.

"They will see money to cover the expenses of their electricity consumption for the next three months," he said, adding that this credit can be used for more than three months according to their consumption.