The Punjab government has established a 50-bed coronavirus quarantine at Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU). 

 The Punjab health department in coordination with district administration has made a quarantine facility operational here at Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) in town to prevent the spread of infection caused by 2019 novel Coronavirus however the facility has received not a single person to be quarantined till Sunday, in the first 24 hours of its inception. Initially a 50-bed quarantine facility has been made operational at RIU that is still under construction and is not operational on the subject of receiving any kind of patients, said Medical Superintendent at RIU Dr. Khalid Randhawa 

What is meant by quarantine?

Medically, a quarantine is restriction on the movement of people and goods in some cases intended to prevent the spread of disease or pests preventing the movement of those who may have been exposed to a communicable disease and suspected of carrying some infectious or contagious disease, but do not have a confirmed medical diagnosis. It is a strict isolation imposed upon ships, persons, animals, or plants on arrival at a port or place from infected areas.


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