The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked provinces to convert all 3 and 4-star hotels into quarantine centres in the fight against the new coronavirus, ARY reported.

According to reports, the NDMA has written a letter to the federal interior secretary and all four provincial chief secretaries in this regard.

The move comes after Pakistan witnessed an increase in COVID-19 cases over the ongoing week.


In the letter, the NDMA has said it is necessary to take preventative measures against the coronavirus as per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

The hotels will be made into quarantine centres with one person in one room, the report said.

It merits a mention here that the number of novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 341 with two confirmed deaths in Mardan and Hangu.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients in Pakistan stands at three.