According to the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), at least 27 doctors at Nishtar Hospital Multan have been infected by the novel coronavirus.
It said 22 doctors currently under treatment took a Covid-19 test for a second time, which was declared negative. They will be tested for a third time in 24 hours before being completely cleared of the infection, the PMA said.
182 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Punjab today, taking the provincial tally to 3,686. 17 coronavirus patients are in critical condition in hospitals.
According to a spokesperson for the Punjab Health Department, of the total, 155 cases were reported in members of Tablighi Jamaat and three in Camp Jail, Lahore. He said 702 people have recuperated from the deadly virus in the province with 41 deaths from the contagion reported so far.