The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has on Sunday demanded a complete lockdown to control the steady rise in COVID-19 cases.
The PMA representatives in a joint press conference stressed the government to impose a complete lockdown across the country.
The conference was presided over by PMA President Dr Ashraf Nizami. While, PMA Lahore’s Vice-President Dr Khalid Mahmood Khan, PMA Lahore’s Lady Vice-President Dr Erum Shahzadi, President of PMA Punjab Dr Tanveer Anwar, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association’s Punjab President Dr Imran Zafar, and several other physicians joined him there.
Dr Ashraf Nizami, during the presser, said that the government must guarantee the availability of coronavirus vaccines to the masses.
“[Owing to a surge in COVID-19 cases], the government must immediately declare a state of emergency, especially in Punjab,” he said.
“The countrywide COVID-19 positivity ratio has exceeded 10 %,” Dr Nizami said.
He added, “Despite that, the government has committed criminal negligence in the provision of vaccines.”
Pakistan Coronavirus Situation
On March 21, Sunday, 3,677 new coronavirus cases reported. According to the NCOC, there were 44 coronavirus deaths reported a day prior, while the overall positivity ratio has increased to 8.7%.
The active COVID-19 case tally has so far reached 31,107 in Pakistan.