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Coronavirus infects 23 RTO Quetta officials

Coronavirus infects 23 RTO Quetta officials

QUETTA: At least 23 tax officials posted at Regional Tax Office (RTO) Quetta have been tested positive for coronavirus.

A senior official of RTO Quetta confirmed that officials had been tested positive for coronavirus.

The official said that initially 14 officials were infected with the virus. Further tests increased the number to 23. More, tests are underway.

The RTO Quetta was sealed after the identification of cases last week. However, the office was resumed with limited staff approximately five percent of workforce.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) decided to conduct tests of all the officials at the regional office.

The FBR recently issued precautionary measures for the prevention from COVID-19. However, the officials are not following the guidelines. The FBR has made it mandatory for all the officials to use face masks and sanitizers.