ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has advised the countrymen to wear face masks in the public to avert the feared second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in winter.
“Compared to some other states, Allah (SWT) has been kind to Pakistan by sparing it from worst effects of the pandemic,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
He said there was a fear, onset of winter could result in second wave. He urged everyone to wear face masks in public to avoid a spike.
Prime Minister Imran also instructed all offices and educational institutions to ensure everyone wore face mask.
The PM’s statement came amidst a slightly surge in coronavirus cases in the country. During last one month, over 16,000 people were infected by the virus.
As of Sunday, Pakistan has so far registered 314,616 COVID-19 cases out of which 298,968 had been recovered, 9,135 were still active while 6,513 victims succumbed to the disease.
The number of coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 35.3 million while the pandemic has claimed more than one million lives so far.
More than 26.6 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world.