COAS General Qamar Bajwa directs Pakistan Army authorities for full support to government institutions over Coronavirus preparations

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COAS General Qamar Bajwa directs Pakistan Army authorities for full support to government institutions over Coronavirus preparations

RAWALPINDI: COAS General Qamar Bajwa directs Pakistan Army authorities for full support to government institutions over Coronavirus preparations.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday directed all concerned parties to "gear up preparations" to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus as pandemic.

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“The path to regional stability and peace passes through Afghanistan. Collaborative approach and patience can help overcome all challenges for which Pakistan is ready to play its part with utmost sincerity” COAS. (2/3) [image: View image on Twitter] link

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Forum also discussed emerging situation with regards to COVID-19 and preventive measures taken at Army level. COAS directed all concerned to gear up preparations in support of national effort to counter this pandemic in case of any eventuality. (3/3)

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The statement was made by the army chief while he was presiding over a Corps Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The conference discussed the situation at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Afghan Peace Process. Pakistan reports 21st case of novel coronavirus

Gigit Baltistan reported its third case of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the nation-wide tally to 21 a day after the region confirmed its second case, according to government spokesperson Faizullah Firaq.

The spokesperson said the patient — a 31-year-old resident of Shigar district — had a travel history of Iran. The patient was under treatment at the Skardu hospital, Firaq added.