Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning has emphasized the importance of risk mitigation to stop the second wave of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan.
According to the details, during the session of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar said “Actions have consequences and so far we as a nation and all stakeholders have taken right steps which helped us in saving precious lives and contain the disease spread,” Umar told the officials. He also attributed the people’s “proactive response” to the country’s successful control of the dread virus.
“The people of Pakistan have shown great maturity and responsibility to not only protect themselves but following guidelines to ensure other’s safety and wellbeing,” said the minister. He also lauded media for their “effective messaging” for behavior change and help in reaching out to masses.
Asad Umar said that people of Pakistan and media are two important pillars which made the entire effort against coronavirus a success.
However, he emphasized that in light of the National Coordination Committee meeting yesterday, there is a need to ensure safety measures including wearing of face mask and following health guidelines.