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President urges media to highlight social distancing phenomenon at Mosques


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Apr, 2020. 09:57 am
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President of Pakistan

President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the electronic and print media to highlight social distancing phenomenon at Mosques as agreed between the government and the Ulema.

In a tweet, he said the worshipers should also be educated so that they themselves ensure social distancing for their own protection and that of others.

He also shared the image of the prayer congregation at a Mosque in Karachi with people maintaining distance and a media report depicting Mosques being disinfected, carpets removed and floors marked to make the people stand at a prescribed distance during the prayer.

He commented we must increase our sense of ownership in our country.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that people in the country need to stay at homes to control the spread of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak.

Taking to his Twitter, PM Imran said that if we maintain self-discipline and social distancing by proper means, it will become easy for the government to ease lockdown.

He wrote, “My message for people is to stay home as much as possible during this pandemic.

The more people show self-discipline, the easier it will be for us to manage the COVID 19 plus ease the lockdown gradually.”

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 8,411

• Sindh: 2,537

• Punjab: 3,822

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,137

• Balochistan: 432

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 171

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 263

• AJK: 49

Deaths: 167

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 60

• Sindh: 56

• Balochistan: 5

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3

• Punjab: 41

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 2

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