Mustafa Bashir confirms 20 more cases of COVID-19 in AJK

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MUZAFFARABAD: 19.May.2020 (CountryNews )Spokesperson AJK government and Minister for IT, Dr. Mustafa Bashir Abbasi confirmed 20 more cases of coronavirus in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. He expressed this while addressing to the media persons in Muzaffarabad. 19 of them belonging to Muzaffarabad whereas 01 is from Mirpur, he added. He said that people did not follow the SOPs of lockdown due to which the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in AJK increased rapidly. Due to this situation government has lifted the relaxation which it had given earlier. It has announced strict lockdown again. People should follow the SOPs of lockdown. They should face difficulties till Eid ul Fitr. After eid the situation will be inspected again and decision will be taken for next strategy, he added. He said that total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is 132. 58 quarantine centers are functional in AJK. Health staff is continuously performing its duties at all the entry points of AJK, he added.