Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has decided to summon Pakistan Army in the province to tackle the situation emerged in the wake of the rising novel coronavirus cases.

Chief minister of Punjab has completed consultations with provincial chief secretary and other top officials of the province over the matter.

The Punjab government has decided to send a request to the federal government for deployment of military troops in the province.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has in a statement said, his government will work to its utmost capability to protect the people of the province.