The decision follows the emergence of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in Britain that has prompted many countries to shut their borders to travelers from there.
The virus is still spreading rapidly worldwide, with over one million deaths and 37 million infections, and many nations that suppressed their first outbreaks now face a second wave.
Punjab Education Minister Murad Ras said on Thursday all teachers in Punjab will have to undergo COVID-19 tests prior to the reopening of schools
A global fundraising meeting on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) from the United States, the European Commission and numerous countries to fight COVID-19.
The death toll due to COVID-19 in the Sindh stands at 22.
Dr Yasmin Rashid, while talking to ARY News programme ‘Sawal Yeh Hai’, said all government laboratories were functional across Punjab and 2,000 tests will be conducted on a daily basis.
Amazon.com Inc plans to roll out temperature checks and face masks for staff at all its U.S. and European warehouses plus Whole Foods stores by early next week.
Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital is conducting coronavirus tests across Pakistan only on Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) due to shortage of testing kits, said doctors.
The former minister will not be given B-class facilities in the jail and was shifted in a barrack, where other prisoners are kept.