The Government has announced the closure of all educational institutions in Lahore for the next 10 days due to widespread dengue epidemic.
The number of dengue cases is increasing rapidly on a daily basis in Punjab, The Express Tribune reports.
The process of fumigation will be completed during these days to protect school children.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the health department to send a special team to India to bring the necessary medicines to Pakistan within a week to combat dengue virus.
Sharif made this announcement while chairing a session on the disease, and ordered that all administrative rooms in government hospitals should be converted into wards for the treatment of dengue patients in Lahore.