Punjab govt starts closing down major quarantine centers

The government of Punjab has started closing quarantine centers across the province, including six in Lahore, after a change in the policy under which the suspected Covid-19 patients were earlier required to quarantine at these centres. Under the new policy, those arriving at Lahore and other airports from abroad are just being screened through thermal scanners rather than tested on the spot.

Under the new policy, the suspected and even confirmed Covid-19 patients are being allowed to isolate themseleves at their homes. However, if the number of such patients increases, the government may revive these quarantine centres.

Source: Dawn