It has been announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan that the tourism industry will be reopened and all overseas Pakistanis will be permitted to return to their homes. This decision has been taken following the National Coordination Committee giving a go-ahead to the self-quarantine policy for Covid-19 patients among them.
In Pakistan, the coronavirus patients surged to 74,320 from 71,068 over the past 24 hours. In Sindh, so far 29,647 cases have been detected. In Punjab 26,240 cases have been detected, 10,485 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,393 in Balochistan, 2,589 in Islamabad, 711 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 255 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The number of people that have died in Pakistan due to COVID-19 has surged to 1,574 from 1,520.
In the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting these decisions were taken to further ease the restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus crisis. The meeting was presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Imran Khan said, “We have observed that only well-off people are observing SOPs but poor and common man do not follow precautionary measures without realizing that if we don’t take precautions then we will continue to suffer.”
PM Khan said, “But we are opening tourism because these three to four months are important for the people associated with tourism. Otherwise, more joblessness will occur at these places.”