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New case of polio reported from Lahore

LAHORE: A new case of  polio has been reported from the provincial capital of Punjab, making it the third case of the year to be surfaced from Lahore so far. 

As per details, the polio virus was found in a two-year-old kid from Iqbal Town area of Lahore.

Until now, the toll of polio cases across Pakistan has reached to 10 in 2019. Three cases were reported each from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and tribal areas, while one was confirmed from Sindh.

The government has been running a country-wide anti-polio campaign since last week.

However, authorities suspended the anti-polio drive in all Union Councils (UCs) of Chaman after sorrowful attack on campaigners by unidentified assailants, killing one female worker in suburban part of the city on last Thursday.

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The ongoing phase of anti-polio campaign went troublesome in some sensitive parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab as earlier a vaccination team was attacked in Okara.

The situation worsened after scandalising of the campaign in Peshawar, as a result, more than 13,000 parents had denied administering anti-polio drops to their children in the drive against this crippling disease in Punjab and KP.




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