A scientist of Pakistan Attaur Rehman, during a talk show on a Pakistani TV channel, said that the country will have reported around 100,000 to 150,000 cases of the novel coronavirus by the month of July that will be normal as compared to the other countries of the world.
Rehman, a Nishan-e-Imtiaz recipient, said this when he was asked by the anchor of the program about his views on the prediction made by the World Health Organization (WHO) that Pakistan will have 200,000 cases till July.
The scientist appeared on a TV show alongside hematologist and National Institute of Blood Disease Chairman Dr. Tahir Shamsi, Health Minister of Punjab Dr. Yasmin Rashid and Dr. Nighat Ali Shah, a gynecologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi.
He stressed the importance of increasing country’s testing capacity of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “It is like shooting an arrow in the dark if you don’t test more people,” he added.
He further said that he heard that the provincial government of Punjab is about to begin the random testing of the deadly virus but is should done across the country.