Twitter slams Yasmin Rashid for considering Lahoris solely responsible for virus spread

Twitter slams Yasmin Rashid for considering Lahoris solely responsible for virus spread

Twitter slams Yasmin Rashid for considering Lahoris solely responsible for virus spread

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid. Photo: File

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Pakistanis on Twitter slams Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid’s remarks when she referred to the people of Lahore as being ‘ignorant‘ about the dangers of COVID-19.

Speaking on a programme at a private TV channel, Dr Yasmin Rashid said, “Sometimes I think Lahoris [feel they] are a special creation of God who are never ready to listen.”

She heavily criticized Pakistanis for not practicing social distancing and precautionary measures which result in increase of Coronavirus cases.

“I don’t think there is any nation as ignorant as us. No matter how many times you tell them to take precautionary measures, they never follow instructions,” the health minister remarked. She also added that people had stopped taking the virus seriously since Eid days.

After her remarks, several social media users took to Twitter to criticize Yasmin Rashid for laying the blame on the public and not taking responsibility for the government’s decisions.

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Some netizens supported the health minister’s stance, saying that it is not solely the government’s responsibility people are equally to blame for the virus spread.

On the other hand, Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country as people refrained from practicing social distancing at markets and public places since Eid days.

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Small markets and shops were found violating the coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) last month after a two-month long lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.

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