Punjab govt to start ‘smart sampling’ from April 28

By: News Desk
Published: 10:11 PM, 27 Apr, 2020
Punjab govt to start ‘smart sampling’ from April 28
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The Punjab government has decided to start “smart sampling” in the province from April 28 in order to know the real number of coronavirus cases in the local community.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said in a tweet on Monday that a committee of the well-known experts has been formed to decide the future course of action on the basis of results of smart sampling.

Earlier, he said, the government was fully focused on conducting tests of the people put in quarantine. The chief minister said that now the pressure has eased a bit and the government has decided to start smart sampling, which would help the authorities have an idea of spread of the virus in the community.

As the nationwide number of coronavirus cases nears 14,000, Punjab is leading this grim race with more than 5,500 infections as of April 27.