Federal Minister for planning Asad Umar said that the number of Covid-19 cases is likely to increase to 225,000 until the end of June.
Federal Minister Asad Umar addressed a press conference along with information Minister Shibli Faraz. He said that 300,000 Covid-19 cases were estimated in Pakistan till June 30. He warned that the virus threat is still not over.
He said that people began following preventive measures when the cases increased. The situation can become adverse if SOPs are not followed.
“There were two weeks when the big hospitals in major cities faced pressure,”
In addition to this, the government has increased its facilities by providing more beds and ventilators. It gives hope for the coming days. Officials disclosed the facts before the public on June 14 and provided the estimate for the end of the month.
He added that they considered experts’ opinions and enforced a smart lockdown in areas worst hit by a coronavirus.
Asad Umar also prayed tribute to healthcare workers and those working on the frontline. “Doctors and paramedical staff are busy for our protection.
“It is our responsibility to help the front-line workers by playing our part. It is not a very difficult thing to do, we just need to have a sense of responsibility. If we do this, our health system would not be paralyzed,” adding that it is up to us to listen to the experts and fight the virus.
He further said that smart lockdown had been enforced in 20 cities from the mid of May. Things seemed to be in control.
“This has given us a lesson that we can control the situation if we want to by taking the required measures on time. I have given directions for data collection for the coming months of July and August and will take decisions according to it.”