Pakistan among Few Countries that Largely Controlled COVID19 in Short Period: PM

Islamabad, July 27 (Online Int’l): Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that Pakistan is among the few countries that have largely controlled the COVID19 pandemic in a short period. Addressing media on Monday, he said the deaths reported due to the Coronavirus yesterday were the lowest in three months. The Prime Minister said that with a continuous declining trend of Coronavirus cases in the country, the pressure on hospitals has reduced.

He said the PTI government was the first that adopted the policy of smart lockdown, which proved successful. He said other countries have replicated this policy. Imran Khan said the countries that enforced complete lockdown, such as India, suffered a lot in respect of increase in poverty. He said the disbursement of amounts amongst the needy under the Ehsaas Program during the pandemic was another success story of the government.

The Prime Minister warned that if precautionary measures are not adopted during Eid-ul Azha and Muharram-ul Haram, the country will witness another spike of Coronavirus cases.He said in case of increase in the cases after Eid and Muharram, the government will have to impose a lockdown again, which will negatively affect the economy of the country.

Imran Khan appealed to people to strictly observe the standard operating procedures against COVID19 during the Eid and Muharram.

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