Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar announced one month additional salary for heath professionals as a token of appreciation for their efforts in fight against novel coronavirus.

Usman Buzdar paid rich tribute to the doctors and and health professionals while addressing a press conference in Lahore, saying that they are the nation’s ‘heroes’.

CM Buzdar said that the provincial government allocated Rs10 billion for 2.5 million families affected by by the coronavirus shutdown adding that Rs 4,000 will be provided to the each family. He said that the amount is apart from the package announced by the federal government.

In an unprecedented step to provide relief to the masses amid coronavirus outbreak in the country, the chief minister announced to write off Rs18 billion taxes.