Data shows lockdown averted spike in Covid-19 cases in Pakistan: Tania Aidrus
After every two weeks, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Pakistan is doubling, the head of Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus revealed Tuesday.
“Comparison of a global COVID-19 growth trend with indication of when restrictions were imposed,” said Aidrus, meanwhile sharing coronavirus growth patterns on social media.
“Confirmed cases in Pakistan are doubling roughly every two weeks,” she added.
Aidrus shared two data trends prepared in collaboration with Love For Data and Digital Pakistan, one of which showed global growth patterns for COVID-19.
“Pakistan moved swiftly as compared to other countries in dealing with COVID-19. The measures by Pakistan, although harsh, were critical in order to prevent the virus from spreading quickly. It prevented the number of cases from getting unmanageably high,” stated the data.
Meanwhile, another pattern has shown the regular rate of growth in the number of cases in Pakistan.
“Initially, Pakistan had a fairly high growth rate, especially during the week 15 March till 22 March. However, the rate dropped significantly over the past 2 weeks owing to the well implemented lockdown.”
“The imposed lockdown averted the much anticipated increase owing to the 14-day infection cycle of the virus,” the data showed.
Earlier, Aidrus announced that the Pakistani government has joined hands with Love For Data, a predictive analytics startup that would help authorities make “data-driven decisions” in the battle against coronavirus.