Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health, said that the government has mandated that all people across the country wear masks.
“People getting exposed to crowded places such as markets and public transport have to specially abide by this order,” he said in a media briefing on Friday.
Dr Mirza expressed his disappointment over the “careless and irresponsible” behavior shown by the public. “I plead to you to please follow the SOPs given by the government,” he said, adding that wearing masks was no longer an option.
PM ’s assistant reiterated that we also gave instructions and guidelines on how to wear and wear masks.
Dr. Mirza said that this Eid al-Fitr is different from the previous Eid al-Fitr. He revealed: “The biggest difference is that this year we will not hug each other nor keep our distance.”
He begs you to greet each other and exchange wishes, but you can only follow the rules of social alienation.
Speaking of Eid al-Fitr prayers, Dr Mirza said that the SOP of the mosque will be the same as the government announced earlier. He suggested: “As we said before, please try to turn your house into a mosque and pray at home.”
However, those who still choose to go to the mosque should strictly observe all precautions. Children and people over 50 years of age will be prohibited from entering the mosque.
The special assistant also encourages people to provide help to those in need around them because they are most affected by the blockade. He added that they can be people near you or in your family.
Pakistan has reported more than 2,000 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest in a day, with 50,694 deaths nationwide. A total of 50 people were killed.