Ayubia chairlift suspended over coronavirus spread

KP CM talks to suspected patient via-video call

By: INP      Published: 04:19 PM, 16 Mar, 2020
Ayubia chairlift suspended over coronavirus spread

The Galiyat Development Authority on Monday suspended the entertainment service of the Ayubia chairlift.

The authority has taken the step for the prevention of the global epidemic coronavirus.

According to Galiyat Development Authority spokesman Hassan Hameed, the Ayubia chairlift has been suspended as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.

The authority spokesman added that the orders of the KP government will be strictly followed while the entertainment service will remain suspended till further orders.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday said that the government and people are jointly struggling to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the province.

Talking to a suspected coronavirus patient in quarantine centre Dera Ismail Khan via video call from Peshawar, he said the government is committed to defeating this fatal disease.

The patient expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for them in the quarantine centre of DI Khan.

On Friday, the KP government had announced to close all the public and private educational institutes across the province for 15 days to combat the spread of COVID-19.

It was decided in the meeting to ban all public gatherings across the province. The cabinet also ordered the evacuation of students from hostels. It was also decided to postpone official events across the province. In addition, festivals and prison visits have also been banned.

The cabinet meeting also decided to raise the issue of closure of the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan with the federal government.