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Monday Jun 29 2020
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COVID-19: Health expert rebuff myths of summer playing part in elimination of virus

Health experts have also urged people to refrain from following unauthentic home remedies for the treatment of the disease. Photo: Geo.Tv/File

The Punjab Corona Experts Advisory Group (CEAG) Chairman Dr Mahmood Shaukat on Monday reiterated that summer heat has nothing to do with the elimination of novel coronavirus and the people should refrain from following unauthentic home remedies for the treatment of the disease.

"Do not link the declining trend of cases with heat [or the summer season]", Shaukat stressed, adding that the people are now suffering from diarrhoea due to the excessive and unnecessary use of Sana Makki, which was previously rumoured as an effective cure for coronavirus.

Urging the masses to take adequate steps to contain COVID-19, he said that the virus could spread to smaller cities if SOPs are ignored.

Also read: 'Something wrong or really good': Coronavirus strain prevalent in Pakistan puzzles health experts

Cattle markets to open 15 days before Eid

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative Dr Jamshed said that the cattle markets will be established 15 days before the Eid-ul-Azha in order to ensure that they do not become hotspots for the virus.

Mentioning about other measures taken to curb the virus spread during the Eid, Dr Jamshed said that kids and elderly people would be strictly prohibited inside the cattle markets.

“Small markets should be set up away from city limits to avoid large crowds,” he suggested.