ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that coronavirus would be on its peak in the end of July in Pakistan.
He said after reaching its peak, the coronavirus cases in Pakistan would start decreasing gradually.
“Lockdown does not stop coronavirus, it only slows its spread. We know Corona is going to spread but we will have to prevent it by following the standard operating procedure,” said PM Imran while addressing the nation on television regarding outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
If spread of coronavirus got slow, it would not lay burden on hospitals, he maintained. He said the government had increased medical facilities, so it would be able to handle the Corona crisis which may follow.
The prime minister said businesses could be operated by following the SoPs. Everybody’s life would be at stake, if careless approach was adopted towards the viral infection, he maintained.
He said even the richest countries had lifted the lockdown restrictions for it grew unemployment and plunged economy. He said all effort of the government was to stop its fast spread so that it did not put pressure on our healthcare system.
Imran Khan said that everyone should ensure wearing mask as it reduced virus spread by 50 percent. He said masses should take it seriously. He said the government would provide 1000 more oxygenated beds at public hospitals in the following month.