Committee formed to monitor coronavirus

By Hina Kiyani

ISLAMABAD: Government on Thursday constituted a technical core committee to regularly monitor the situation and make immediate plans to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. According to an official of Health Ministry, National Institute of Health has also activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the international dynamics of disease. It has also been directed for a close coordination among Central Health Establishment, World Health Organization and provincial health departments for national prevention and control. The official said directives have also been issued to NIH’s virology lab to develop a real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction capacity for coronavirus as early as possible.