Imposing a blanket lockdown is not a feasible option

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Apr, 2020. 10:05 am
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Dr Moeed Yusuf, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security has said that the smart lock down imposed, only in those areas where coronavirus has posed a threat.

As per details, Dr Moeed Yusuf said that the government is implementing a smart lockdown. This means that the lock down will be strict in those areas where coronavirus is posing threat.

However, those areas where there is no high risk, lock down will be ease to facilitate the public.

He said that; “Prime Minister Imran Khan has already said that imposing a blanket lockdown is not a feasible option as it would adversely affect the downtrodden segments of the society. We are going for smart lockdown, to impose lockdown measures only in those areas where required,”

In addition this he said that “Some 80 per cent of the total number of coronavirus patients who died of COVID 19 suffered from different diseases including serious ailments which explains why this pandemic fatally targeted them,”

Moreover, he said that in the last 24 hours, 7,847 COVID-19 screening tests conducted across the country whereas this capacity would increased to 20,000 tests per day by the end of this month.

However, he added that among other measures that federal government taking to facilitate the public include bringing 6,000 Pakistanis from foreign countries through designated flights this week.

The special assistant said “These 6,000 mostly include labourers working in the countries like United Arab Emirates,”

The opening of Pak-Afghan Torkham border also part of the government’s initiative to facilitate the public at the Western border, he said.

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