Twenty-six passengers, including women and children, were killed Monday morning after a passenger bus fell into a river in Gilgit-Baltistan. The vehicle was heading to Skardu from Rawalpindi before it fell into the Indus River. There were no survivors.Nine bodies have been taken out while rescue teams from Skardu and Gilgit are on their way to Rondu to retrieve the other bodies.
The government of Punjab has decided to screen incoming passengers from China or any Coronavirus-hit country at the airports and the suspects are to be kept in isolation rooms for 15 days. The decision was made in a high-level meeting on Wednesday chaired by the Chief Secretary Punjab, Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan.