Preventive steps only way to stop coronavirus spread, says Asad Umar
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Friday said observance of precautionary measures was the only way to contain spread of coronavirus; otherwise, the situation would deteriorate.
Briefing the media alongwith Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz in Islamabad, he said smart lockdown was being carried out in the areas where spread of COVID-19 was increasing.
He said doctors, nurses and paramedical staff was serving the general public in the difficult time. He said we also have responsibility to strictly follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding coronavirus.
Asad Umar said adherence to the SOPs would lead to smooth functioning of the country’s economy and business. He said wearing masks, frequently washing hands and observing social distancing is of vital importance to stay safe from the coronavirus.
He said the number of beds and ventilators were being constantly increased at the hospitals to provide best medical facilities to the patients.