Asad Umar-the federal minister for Planning and Development has said that it is time that all should take COVID-19 seriously and abide by the set SOPs seriously as there has been a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the nation.
As per the available details, in a series of tweets, Asad Umar said, the National positivity of coronavirus cases was 2.37% yesterday. This is the highest positivity in more than 50 days.
Last time this level was seen on August 23. The first four days of this week covid deaths average is 11 per day.
Asad Umar further mentioned that coronavirus positivity is extremely high in Muzaffarabad, remains high in Karachi, rising in Lahore & Islamabad.
Now, this is the high-time for all of us to take coronavirus SOPs seriously again. Otherwise, unfortunately, we may have to take restrictive actions that have negative effects on the livelihoods of people, Asad Umar added.