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Punjab promulgates special ordinance for prevention of coronavirus pandemic

03:28 PM | 29 Mar, 2020
Punjab promulgates special ordinance for prevention of coronavirus pandemic

LAHORE - "Punjab Infectious Disease Prevention & Control Ordinance 2020" has been promulgated across the Punjab, enabling the government to take all necessary steps to prevent and protect people from novel COVID-19 disease.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar made this announcement on his Twitter handle, saying the ordinance also enabled the government to take action if any such epidemic surfaced in future. 

"It is a tough time an we have to take bold decisions," he said, adding that we can overcome it by performing out responsibilities as a nation".

Here are the salient points of the Ordinance;

All private doctors and hospitals can be ordered to look after and treat the patients.

Government can impose any kind of restriction

Ban on sending children to schools and any other gathering

The government will have authority to impose restriction regard burial and shifting of dead bodies of coronavirus patients

Will have authority to shift and quarantine patient to a specific place

Authority to screen public at any time and at any place

Every citizen has responsibility to inform certified doctor about patient he/she knows

The ordinance has also introduced punishments and fines over not implementing the restrictions.

Pakistan leads South Asia with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the region, a total of 1526 (eleven of them critical) till Sunday noon, according to government data, after recording 31 new cases. Punjab has confirmed 570 coronavirus cases.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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