PM’s Aide On Health Expresses Fears Of Another Lockdown In Country

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Oct, 2020. 06:47 pm
PM's Aide On Health Expresses Fears Of Another Lockdown In Country

Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, hinted at another lockdown in the country in view of the gradual increase in the number of cases of coronavirus.

Talking to media in Islamabad, Dr Faisal Sultan said that implementation of SOPs related to the spread of coronavirus is a matter of time, which includes going to crowded places, maintaining social distance and wearing face masks.

Dr Faisal Sultan said that if the number of Coronavirus cases reaches a certain level, then industries, various sectors of business life should not be closed or banned.

“If the SOPs are not implemented, on the one hand, it will lead to the spread of the pandemic and on the other hand, it will have social and economic consequences,” he said.

Dr Faisal Sultan appealed to the people that as responsible citizens we should follow SOPs.

“The steps are taken to curb and control the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan have gained global recognition,” he said.

Earlier, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) had also warned that if standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the prevention of Code-19 were not followed properly, Strict measures will be taken.

According to a statement issued by the NCOC, a special meeting was held to monitor the growing trend of Corona epidemic, which was attended by all the chief secretaries.

The NCOC was informed at the meeting that there has been a marked increase in the spread of the virus while the number of deaths has also increased.

The Chief Secretaries of all the provinces were directed to strictly implement the SOPs.

Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan had hinted at an increase in cases of coronavirus in winter.

Addressing the Clean Green Index Anchor Management Award Ceremony in Islamabad, he feared that cases of coronavirus could increase in winter in other cities including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Faisalabad, which are prone to environmental pollution.

He said that from now on, there is a gradual increase in cases.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had mentioned the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in cities due to pollution and the threat of other viruses in winter.

Pakistan is one of the countries in the world where the overall situation of coronavirus was much better but the number of cases and deaths has been increasing again in the last few days due to the changing weather conditions.

The total number of cases of this global epidemic in Pakistan is 324,744 out of which 38,674 have recovered and 6,692 have died.

The first case of coronavirus in Pakistan was reported in Karachi on February 26, 2020, after which it spread across the country.

Initially, the number of cases was low but over time it increased and in May and June many cases were reported and in June the case rate exceeded 6,000 per day while more than 100 deaths were reported daily and hospitals There were also reports of increased pressure.

This was followed by a decline in cases in July, which improved slightly in August and then further improved in September, and after the markets, educational institutions reopened. The decision to reopen in phases has been implemented but the number of cases has increased in the last few days.

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