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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Wednesday that a massive campaign was being launched to make sure mask-wearing at public places to stem the coronavirus’ spread.

The minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan, chairing a meeting of National Coordination Committee on COVID-19 via video link, called for strict adherence to the anti-cornaovirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) and a campaign to ensure wearing of mask.

“He spoke with all the provinces’ chief secretaries and chief ministers including Usman Buzdar and Murad Ali Shah [on the coronavirus] and [it is decided] that a campaign will be launched from today on mask-wearing,” Sheikh Rashid informed the media persons here after the meeting.

“No decision has been taken yet on lockdown,” he said while responding to a query.

To another question, he confirmed that the prime minister was in good health.