ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Asad Umar on Thursday urged the provincial governments to ensure public adherence to precautionary measures during Eid-ul-Adha to contain spread of coronavirus.
Chairing a meeting at National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) in Islamabad on Thursday, he said necessary steps should be taken for establishing cattle markets.
The minister warned that any carelessness in observance of precautionary measures during Eid-ul-Adha may lead to a fresh spike in coronavirus cases.
He said public health and their protection was top priority of the government.
Sharing data of the coronavirus tests and cases, Asad Umar said 23,403 average COVID-19 tests were conducted from June 1 to 15 while the number of tests from July 1 to 15 was 22,969. He said average Coronavirus cases from June 1 to 15 were 5056 while their number in the corresponding period in July was 3097.
The minister said the number of COVID-19 cases declined due to people’s better attitude regarding precautionary measures and administrative measures, including smart lockdown; not because of reduction in tests.