PM Imran says country cannot afford complete lockdown
ISLAMABAD: Rejecting proposal of the Sindh government to impose a complete lockdown for two weeks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the country could not afford to undergo such a lockdown.
This he said while presiding over the meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus. The forum discussed coronavirus and political situation of the country.
The prime minister said that the standard operating procedures of COVID-19 must be implemented and no negligence should be committed in its implementation. He said that complete lockdown would affect the daily wagers.
“Our smart lockdown’s policy was successful earlier also, so it will continue the same. We have to adopt the policy of equilibrium, so that poor people and country’s economy are not affected,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Centre has announced to run a nationwide campaign for wearing masks.