PM Warns Covid Situation In Pakistan May Worsen Than In June
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday briefed the nation about current situation of Covid-19 in the country after the meeting of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).
The PM urged the nation to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) amidst the worsening situation of Covid-19 situation in the country.
“This is the time to take precautions. If we do, we can slow down the virus. Just like earlier we were saved due to following precautions, that time has come again,” he said.
He also said that countries in the West were seeing even worse situation than the first wave and were imposing lockdowns. The premier added that Pakistan had been very lucky during the first wave of the virus.
“We managed to avoid the destruction that coronavirus caused in other countries,” The premier added.
He said that sadly the cases have risen upto 4 times during the last few weeks. “The 6-7 deaths that we were having per day have climbed to 25,” said Imran Khan.
The prime minister urged people to follow the SOPs or the situation could get even worse than June which was the peak of first wave. He also said that the virus had mutated and was spreading at an even greater speed.
Khan emphasized that everyone should wear masks as masks slow down the spread of virus. He added that Pakistan had to save its economy as well.
He also said that Pakistan was able to open up the economy earlier and recovered from the loss because people followed the SOPs.
Referring to the opening of mosques in Ramzan, he said that Pakistan was the only country in the world to open up mosques, adding that “The [virus] didn’t spread from the mosques because our imams and ulemas urged worshippers to follow SOPs,”.