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‘Prevention is important to cope with the deadly pandemic’, says Ajmal Wazir


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

27th Apr, 2020. 04:01 pm
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Ajmal Wazir

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister Ajmal Wazir said that people should stay home to offer Taraweeh and congregational prayers to avoid spread of Coronavirus outbreak.

While addressing a news conference on Monday, KP CM adviser Ajmal Wazir said “Prevention is important to cope with the deadly pandemic.”

People should offer their prayers at home and pray Allah SWT to help us during these difficult times, he urged.

“The coronavirus is not coming to your houses itself. You bring it when you leave your house and it affects not just one house but the entire neighbourhood.”

“All our departments, along with doctors and paramedical staff, working tirelessly on the frontline against the virus,” he said.

The information minister requested people to help blue collar workers as much as they can.

“Do whatever possible for them because the conditions are going to become very hard for them.”

The minister also announced that KP government has decided that the deadline to close shops at 4pm will not apply to hawkers and tandoors.

“We have relaxed the restrictions but this does not mean that the people stop following the SOPs.”

Decisions taken by the government will help protect the entire nation to combat against the dangerous disease.

“We know people are suffering and they are in pain but we have to take all possible precautions,” he added.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan spiked to 13,749 here on Monday.

Total confirmed cases: 13,749

  1. Sindh: 4,956
  2. Punjab: 5,526
  3. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,864
  4.  Balochistan: 781
  5.  Islamabad Capital Territory: 245
  6. Gilgit-Baltistan: 318
  7. AJK: 59

Deaths: 286

  1. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 98
  2. Sindh: 85
  3. Balochistan: 11
  4. Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
  5. Punjab: 84
  6. Islamabad Capital Territory: 3
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