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Customs I&I anti-smuggling superintendent tested COVID-19 as positive

M Jahangir Hayat

LAHORE: Directorate Customs Investigation and Intelligence Anti-Smuggling superintendent has been tested COVID-19 as positive and is admitted to 1000-bed quarantine at the Expo Centre Lahore.

Lahore Customs I&I Superintendent Younis Qadri told Daily The Business that upon fever he applied for a leave on Thursday, however, he was directed by high-ups, to get himself tested for COVID-19 as per
prevailing situations.

“I do not have the exact idea from where did I get it. I have been in the line of my duty. I was conducting raids and attending the courts. Perhaps I have been infected while I was conducting my duties or from some other where else,” he stated.

“I have no serious symptoms and the patients with mild symptoms are being admitted in the Expo Centre quarantine. I am in good health and will get well soon by the grace of Allah Almighty,” he said, adding
that sample of his family members have also been taken.

On the other hand, Customs official sources said that before the incident the Customs I&I office was properly fumigated and all measures as per direction were being undertaken for the safety of the employees. Unavoidable staff was allowed to attend the office while above fifty and women staff was not allowed to attend the office.

It was mandatory for all the officials to used sanitizers installed in the office and cover faces properly with mask, maintain proper distance, they said, adding that following the one positive case has been surfaced all the staff is being tested and the office will be closed for three days until further instruction, they explained.

The office of Directorate Customs Investigation and Intelligence is situated at the Allama Iqbal Town.

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