COVID-19 Intensity Still Low In Pakistan, Claims PM Imran Khan

The Pakistan Prime Minister claimed that the government is closely monitoring the situation and will soon declare its next lockdown plan, taking into account the needs of the citizens of all sectors of society and Ramzan's holy month

Updated: Apr 29, 2020 19:20 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Covid - 19 Severity is Less

Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan said Monday that the severity of the country's coronavirus pandemic was not as serious as it was in other parts of the world. The PM claimed this while presiding over a briefing on Monday on the effect of the pandemic on the country's social structure and economy, according to Dawn news sources.  As per the official statement in the meeting, it was informed that the number of patients and deaths due to coronavirus is less than that in other countries of the world. A private source at the meeting told Dawn news that Khan was very satisfied that the Coronavirus novel's strength in Pakistan was still low compared to other countries, especially the US and Europe. 

The Prime Minister, though, encouraged people to preserve social isolation, because that was the best way to monitor the spread of the country's deadly virus. The Prime Minister confirmed that the government is closely watching the situation and will soon declare its next shutdown policy, taking into consideration the needs of the citizens of all sectors of society and Ramzan's holy month.

However, Pakistan has announced a dramatic rise in the number of coronavirus patients on the second day of Ramadan with 700 new cases and 12 deaths registered. The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan increased to 14,079 on Tuesday, after confirmation of new infections in the region. The country has recorded 301 deaths so far.