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Pakistan Medical Association opposes easing lockdown

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th May, 2020. 05:56 pm
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Pakistan Medical Association opposes easing lockdown

Pakistan Medical Association official Dr Ikram said that the World Health Organization (WHO) had said that the lockdown should be tightened, adding that defying the WHO guidelines is not in the public interest.

Officials of the Pakistan Medical Association said in a press conference that we will not come under any pressure and will follow the instructions of the WHO regarding the lockdown.

Dr. Ikram further said that softening the lockdown will further spread the disease, softening the lockdown means paving the way for the pandemic, no one dies of hunger, not a single person has died of hunger, he added.

He further said that if Coronavirus spreads in Karachi, other cities will also be affected. The federal government has asked for easing of lockdown from today. The will be dangerous for people and they have to be careful about the coronavirus.

It is to be noted that, the government has decided to lift lockdown restrictions starting from Saturday (May 9), Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced on Thursday.

Briefing the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting to end lockdown across Pakistan, he said the decision has been made in consultation with all provincial chief ministers.

The premier has stressed on the importance to observe social distancing and maintain discipline to combat the fight against Coronavirus. The lockdown has been lifted to ease people’s lives specially the daily earners, he said.

PM added 35 percent of our revenue collection has decreased, while exports have also come down. The labourers and small business has suffered a lot due to shutdown in the country.

PM Imran Khan warned that we can again go to impose lockdown if Coronavirus cases climb beyond limits.

Also Read: Sindh entering second phase of lockdown with some extra restrictions

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