Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar warned on Saturday that the government would have to take more strict decisions if the COVID-19 situation didn’t improve.
The minister further stated that the UK coronavirus variant was more dangerous than the previous one. He was talking to media after chairing a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre to review the worsening situation of the virus-related cases in Pakistan.
“It is becoming an extremely dangerous situation here,” Umar continued. He further added that overall restrictions were not being followed properly.
“May be people have no understanding about the third wave,” said the minister.
According to the minister, the new variants of the virus were the responsible for the recent spike in the positive cases.
Pakistan on Saturday reported 4,468 new positive cases of coronavirus with 67 new deaths across the country in the past 24 hours.
Moreover, Asad Umar on Friday announced that the government would begin the registration process of the COVID-19 vaccine for the citizens aged 50 or above on March 30.
Meanwhile the registration for citizens older than 60 years of age has already been started.