Pakistan army says to help impose nationwide restrictions to curb coronavirus
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Pakistani army said on Monday it would help to impose nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus following a request from the government.
“The army chief of staff has ordered the deployment of all available troops and medical resources according to requirements,” a military spokesman, Major General Babar Iftikhar, said in an announcement broadcast live on television news channels.
Pakistan has so far reported 875 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and six deaths.
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