Muzaffarabad: The Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Cabinet has imposed a three-week ban on the arrival of tourists in the region, a news source reported. As per the publication, the cabinet has announced the decision as a precautionary measure for dealing with the increased threat-levels posed by the coronavirus.
Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana briefed the cabinet meeting about the steps taken for controlling the outbreak of coronavirus in the region. Meanwhile, several ministers attending the meeting proposed suggestions for preventing the spread of the virus.
The ministers suggested that the district administration should raise awareness among the public. They also expressed their satisfaction over steps taken at the state level to control the spread of the disease.
The meeting revealed that a high-level state coordination committee would be established, and that the district administration and the police would be mobilised to deal with the situation. The ministers also received a briefing on the awareness campaign launched for educating the masses.
The officials concerned further stated that special teams had been deputed at all eleven entry points of the state, in order to monitor the coronavirus situation.