Second Covid Wave Has Begun In Pakistan, Says SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan

Second Covid Wave Has Begun In Pakistan, Says SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan in a news conference said that the coronavirus cases in the country were rising and a second Covid wave had already begun. He added that the coronavirus restrictions should be followed to avoid further spread of the virus.

"The Coronavirus death rate has increased in the country," The positivity ratio has increased to 2.5-2.7%, according to the SAPM. He appealed to the people to strictly follow coronavirus restrictions as the pandemic is not over.

He said that it is time that Pakistan tighten the coronavirus restrictions.” Our focus — tightening coronavirus restrictions — will be more on the cities and areas where the positivity ratio of the virus is high," Dr Faisal said.

The aide to PM told that the government is formulating a plan to control the spread of the pandemic and fine will be imposed on those who do not follow SOPs.

Dr. Faisal further said that the government was working to establish a hotline on which citizens could report the violations of SOPs. “Restrictions are hard [on the people] and no government wishes to impose them," he said. Further details will be disclosed after deliberations with all provinces," he added.

Pakistan has recorded 329,375 coronavirus cases, 6,745 deaths, and 311,440 recoveries from the pandemic, according to official statistics.