The coronavirus cases and deaths are on the rise in Pakistan as per the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza. He has urged the citizens to follow the government mandated standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the virus. He warned that “strict lockdowns” can be reimposed across Pakistan if the trajectory continues.
Mirza said, “As we promised while easing the lockdown, if this trend continues we may reimpose strict lockdowns after Eid.”
He said that there is a perception amongst the general public that the virus outbreak in Pakistan has ended, however the deaths and cases are rising continuously.
Dr. Mirza said, “Unfortunately, there is now this thinking among us that this disease [Covid-19] was only here till Eid and that somehow it’ll disappear after Eid. This is a huge misunderstanding. “I want to warn Pakistanis that if you don’t take precautionary measures, this crisis could turn into a huge tragedy. “I urge the nation to act with extreme responsibility to contain the spread of the virus. The cases are rising very fast and we need to be careful, more than ever.”
Dr. Mirza further stated that over 5.5 million people globally have been infected by coronavirus. Adding, “But the characteristic of this disease is that a huge majority of the patients recover from it — therefore the good news is that millions have also recovered and are now healthy.”