Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the scale of the novel coronavirus is trending down after smart lock downs.
According to the details, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said this while having a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said with the steps being taken by the government and especially after smart lockdown in various cities, Pakistan is witnessing a downturn in the COVID-19 pandemic and recovered cases has been outnumbering new cases.
He said this during telephonic The Foreign Minister thanked Sheikh Abdullah for inquiring about his health, his prayers and best wishes. He also apprised his UAE counterpart about the latest situation of the outbreak in Pakistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also congratulated the leadership and the people of the UAE on successful launch of the first Arab interplanetary Mission.
He conveyed that the UAE’s Mars Mission (Hope Probe) is a pride for all Muslims and a great contribution to human knowledge.
The UAE Foreign Minister appreciated the response of the Pakistan government in tackling the pandemic.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah highlighted efforts of the UAE government in controlling the pandemic and shared that the UAE is engaged with efforts for working on developing vaccine for the virus in collaboration with its international partners. The two ministers agreed to meet as soon as the pandemic is over.
The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer.
The Hope Probe took off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, after a delay last week due to bad weather. The solid rocket booster successfully separated from the launch vehicle, and the probe has established two-way communication with the ground segment in Dubai.
The Al Amal probe, as it is called in Arabic, is expected to reach Mars by February 2021.
It will be the first time the UAE has orbited Mars, and the probe will stay in orbit for a Martian year — equivalent to 687 days on Earth