Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the opposition parties to postpone their gatherings for two to three months to protect the lives of the people.
Imran Khan said that opposition parties are holding public gatherings, which increases the chances of the pandemic spreading. He said that by holding a rally, the opposition cannot put pressure on him or the government, but they are putting people’s lives at risk.
He suggested that the opposition postpone their meeting for two to three months to protect the lives of the people.
The Prime Minister pointed out that in order to control the epidemic, wedding halls, restaurants and schools have been closed. He said that we also invite religious scholars to participate to ensure that the mosque complies with the SOP.
Imran Khan recalled that the nation fully observed the SOPs and demonstrated great discipline during the first wave of the virus which saved the country from its devastating effects witnessed in a neighbouring country. He said we need to observe the same precaution now to protect the lives and livelihoods.
Prime Minister appealed the nation to fully follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the winter season.
Alluding to the rising cases of virus in the country with occupancy of beds in hospitals reaching almost forty percent across the country, the Prime Minister said the chances of the spread of the virus can be limited by only covering the face.
He warned if the current trend of the virus persisted, it would put our hospitals, doctors and healthcare staff under tremendous pressure.