Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has emphasized the need for behavioral change through ensuring compliance of SOPs to battle against deadly Coronavirus disease.
Talking to media in Islamabad here on Saturday, he said the government is adhering to a policy of tracing, testing, quarantine, and selected lockdowns to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak.
Special Assistant said we are fully focused on building healthcare capacity. He said the government is committed to supporting front-line healthcare workers and several steps have been taken in this regard.
He said lockdown for a longer period of time with regard to the coronavirus is not a solution anywhere.
Moreover, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has increased to 93,983 with 4,734 new infections reported within the last 24 hours.
According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 34,889 cases have been detected in Sindh, 35,308 in Punjab, 12,459 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,776 in Balochistan, 4,323 in Islamabad, 331 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 897 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Up till now, 32,581 patients have been recovered, while the death toll now stands at 1,935 with 97 deaths in the last 24 hours.