Lahore tire shops ignore anti-dengue fever guidelines

ERJ staff report (BC)

Lahore, Pakistan – During March, the Lahore Environment Protection Department (EPD) issued enforcement notices to 27 tire shops, warehouses, scrapyards and construction sites for failing to follow dengue fever prevention guidelines, reports the Express Tribune.

Nine FIRs (complaints to police) were lodged against facilities for placing tires, plastic scrap and plant pots in the open, where they could trap water harbouring the mosquitoes which are vectors for the dengue virus.

However, according to a press release issued by the EPD on 2 April, “more…

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