Govt will not extend lockdown further, says Asad Umar
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Monday said the government was not going to extend lockdown further and no need of imposing more restrictions in this regard.
“The third wave of COVID-19 is spreading fast in the country so everyone should adopt standard operating procedures to combat the virus,” he said while talking to a local news channel.
The minister said the government was going to import more 6,000 metric tons oxygen and 5,000 cylinders to meet demand of the hospitals for coronavirus patients.
He said almost 100 million people would be vaccinated in Pakistan and it was the duty of the government to protect the lives of the people.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Asad Umar said the need for caution in Pakistan remained high and next few weeks were critical.
He said globally COVID-19 continued to devastate as daily deaths were exceeding 15,000 and new positive cases were being reported more than 900,000 in a day.
“The government has also asked people to continue to follow all SOPs as the country is ready to battle COVID wave,” he said.