Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said effective planning by Prime Minister Imran Khan helped in reducing the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan.
While addressing a ceremony on Saturday, Shibli Faraz said that encouraging results of smart lockdown are coming at every level but warned that the pandemic is not over yet and SOPs must be followed.
The federal minister paid tribute to doctors and other medical staff for their services during this tough time of this deadly pandemic.
Earlier in a day, The precautionary measures for the novel coronavirus are very simple and basic. You have to wear masks and practice social distancing, said Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar.
“Take precautions, listen to your doctors and stay healthy. If people don’t follow the instructions then it will be difficult to control the spread of the coronavirus.”
The cases in Pakistan were increasing but they have now been controlled to a certain extent, he said, adding that the difference is quite evident.
On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 68 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 225,283. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 4,619.
Sindh has become the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 90,721 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 80,297 in Punjab, 27,506 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,717 in Balochistan, 13,292 in Islamabad, 1,536 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,214 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,844 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,459 in Sindh, 1,002 in KP, 122 in Balochistan, 130 in Islamabad, 28 in GB and 34 in Azad Kashmir.