PM Imran Khan said that if people will follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs), the cases would not spread rapidly.
“If you are careful, Pakistan will not go through the catastrophe that befell the richest countries, but if we are not careful, difficult time is coming,” he said.
Imran Khan said that when a country imposed locked down, it is not for eradicating viruses but to stop its spread.
The Prime Minister said that if people maintain social distancing, the pandemic would not end but its spread would slow down. “People went through a difficult time when we locked down, unemployment is at an all-time high and there were problems in the homes of the daily wage earners,” he said.
“In a very short period of time, we have distributed money among the people in a transparent manner, which has reduced the problems that other poor countries are facing,” he said.
Imran Khan said that now the whole world has opened the lockdown because even the first world countries have decided that they can’t tolerate the lockdown for a long time because of the worst economic impact on the people, unemployment.
The Prime Minister said that a country like the USA where more than one lakh people have died from Coronavirus has also lifted the lockdown with SOPs.