- Asad Umar fears Pakistan might face a fourth coronavirus wave in July.
- Umar says good lockdowns to be imposed if circumstances rise.
- NCOC chief urges individuals to apply SOPs.
ISLAMABAD: Federal minister Asad Umar Thursday rejected the potential for a whole lockdown in case Pakistan experiences a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The minister, talking on the oath taking ceremony of the newly appointed members of the Nationwide Youth Council (NYC), mentioned he feared the fourth wave of the virus will begin within the month of July.
He rejected the potential for a whole lockdown if the fourth wave of the pandemic takes ahold of Pakistan.
Umar, nonetheless, mentioned Pakistan will impose good lockdowns throughout the nation (because it had performed earlier than) to counter the virus, in case circumstances of the an infection as soon as once more shoot up throughout the nation. He added that the technique had confirmed efficient in stemming the unfold of the virus previously.
The minister mentioned the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), via a letter, knowledgeable the Kashmir Election Fee about violation of coronavirus SOPs in the course of the ongoing election campaigns.
Umar praised the federal government’s tackling of the coronavirus, saying that it had acquired worldwide reward as effectively. He cited Pakistan’s inclusion within the Economist’s Normalcy Index–that determines which nations are returning to their pre-pandemic levels–at quantity three.
The NCOC chief urged individuals to proceed observing coronavirus SOPs and get themselves vaccinated in order that Pakistan can deal with the fourth wave of the pandemic successfully.
PM warns of a fourth COVID-19 wave
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged the lots to strictly observe the federal government’s mandated COVID-19 commonplace working procedures (SOPs) on the event of Eid ul Adha to maintain the virus at bay.
PM Khan had warned the nation concerning the risks of the Delta variant — which first emerged in India — and mentioned that India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Indonesia are at the moment struggling due to it.
“Given the current situation in countries like Afghanistan, where there is an acute shortage of oxygen, I would like to say a few things to the nation,” the PM had mentioned.
He had mentioned that to date, Allah has been very merciful in direction of Pakistan and even international publications like The Economist has listed Pakistan as one of many high three nations that had been capable of management the pandemic in an environment friendly manner.