Suspected corona ‘transporters’ on the loose

By: News Desk
Published: 10:15 PM, 17 Mar, 2020
Suspected corona ‘transporters’ on the loose
Caption: Corona checkpoint at Taftan Border.
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Coach crews who transported pilgrims from Taftan to a quarantine centre in Labour Colony area in Sukkur have skipped screening for coronavirus, 24NewsHD reveals.

On March 14, seven coaches shifted the people who went on pilgrimage in Iran – a major hotspot for coronavirus.

The returnees landed in the isolation centre for undergoing tests and screenings so that the virus could be fended off.

However, the crew members of these coaches were let go back sans virus scan.

A couple of weeks ago a hunt for 8,000 pilgrims returned from Iran began as the first virus-hit case surfaced.

Backed by lawmen, health authorities claimed to have taken appropriate measures to cope with the challenge.

The admin sprang into action after Sindh witnessed a rapid increase in infected people, mostly returned from Iran.

As part of safety steps, the government has decided to shut restaurants and shopping malls for two weeks while government offices will also be closed tomorrow.

The story is based on Sukkur Bureau Chief Imdad Buzdar’s report