2 Punjab doctors fighting at frontline tested positive for coronavirus

By: News Desk      Published: 11:35 AM, 27 Mar, 2020
2 Punjab doctors fighting at frontline tested positive for coronavirus
Private security guards walk along a temporary isolation facility set up at the Expo Centre during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Lahore.–AFP

Two Pakistani doctors, one male and the other female, fighting on the frontline against coronavirus fell ill to the disease.

According to Punjab Healthcare officials, both the doctors were working at a quarantine centre in Dera Ghazi Khan where they caught the virus.

Punjab Healthcare Secretary Muhammad Usman on Friday said both the doctors, Dr Osama and Dr Saba, were out of danger and being kept in isolation.

The secretary said doctors and paramedical staff are the pride of the nation as they are fighting the deadly coronavirus at the frontlines.

It is to be mentioned here that the Punjab government has installed quarantine centre in DG Khan for the pilgrims returning from Iran.

According to officials, Pakistan has so far confirmed over 1,200 coronavirus cases with nine deaths. Most cases 429 were registered in Sindh followed by Punjab with 409 cases.