Governor Imran Ismail Terms Coronavirus Lockdown ‘A Fashion’
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, who recently recovered from COVID-19, has termed coronavirus lockdown a ‘fashion symbol’.
The governor in an interview to private channel BOL News, said, “Coronavirus lockdown has become a fashion. Since New York, Los Angeles, Birmingham, and Paris is currently in lockdown, so we also decided to impose a lockdown to not look as ‘outdated’ people.”
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail:
"Lock-down is a fashion; because NY, LA, Birmingham etc are under lock-down, [Sindh Govt] is focusing on lock-down."
Governor Ismail has previously stated with conviction that Covid-19 is FLU. pic.twitter.com/Va6hvUmIRL
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Previously, Imran Ismail had faced backlash on social media for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet, he said that the fatal virus was just a flu nothing else. “Coronavirus is a flu, and if we start media discussion on the data of all flu patients, it will appear to be very alarming. Same holds true for any other common ailment.” He said that the ‘dirty politics’ have caused more chaos and an environment of uncertainty than the disease itself.
Last month, the governor had blamed the people of Sindh for transmitting the deadly coronavirus to him during his visit to interior Sindh. While talking to a private TV channel, he said: “People of Interior Sindh have not been educated about the virus. During my visit, they came very close to me due to which I contracted coronavirus.”