Asad Umar, the Minister for Planning and Development has said today that the experts are of the belief that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan will reach around 225,000 by the end of June. Earlier it was expected that the cases would surge up to 300,000.
While speaking at a media briefing alongside the Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz he said that it appears that the situation is heading towards improvement however the threat of the virus to spread still persists.
Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said that it was anticipated that on the 14th of June the number of infections would surge and reach 300,000 by the end of this month however as per their latest analysis of the situation, the national count of the coronavirus cases is approximated to be nearly 225,000 by the 30th of June.
He emphasized that practicing social distancing is the only method of preventing the spread of COVID-19 or else the situation would get worse.
The minister said that the strict imposition and abidance of the SOPs would lead to the smooth functioning of the nation’s economy and business. He said that wearing masks often and washing hands, alongside practicing social distancing is crucial for keeping the COVID-19 away.
He also said that the number of ventilators and beds is being surged on a continuous basis at the hospitals for providing the best medical facilities to the patients.