The Pakistan Army is completely determined to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country, chief military spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar said.
The DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) was addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad along with Special Assistant to the PM Imran Khan on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and SAMP on Health Dr Zafar Mirza.
Iftikhar said that the army chief has ordered all the army formations across the country to support the civil administrations of all districts in all possible ways to cope with coronavirus pandemic. “We are also helping the civil administration in setting up quarantine camps,” he added.
General Babar said Pakistan Army is collaborating with federal and provincial governments to defend the nation from Covid-19 and a medical plan of action has been prepared to deal with any emergency.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan had jumped to 448 after Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa revealed an increase in infected people.
Meanwhile, China has provided aid worth $4 million to Pakistan, besides medical face masks and ventilators, Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar stated. In his tweet, Azhar expressed appreciation for Beijing and said that the ally had provided “grant assistance of $4 million along with 300,000 medical face masks, 10 ventilators, and other equipment”.