SOPs not being followed, lockdown could be toughened if situation persists: Dr Zafar Mirza

SOPs not being followed, lockdown could be toughened if situation persists: Dr Zafar Mirza

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Islamabad: Dr. Zafar Mirza warned that people did not take coronavirus seriously and did not follow the SOP. If the situation remains unchanged, the government may consider strengthening the lock-in.

Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health, expressed serious concern about non-compliance with the government SOP during Eid. He said that along with the coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the number of deaths is also increasing, and if the preventive measures are not taken seriously, the disease cannot be controlled.

He told a media briefing held in Islamabad that 37,700 patients are receiving treatment across the country, and 112 patients are currently using ventilators. In the past 24 hours, 34 people have died from the virus in Pakistan. He said that a total of 5.5 million cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide, with more than 346,000 deaths.

Dr. Zafar Mirza said that the virus is spreading rapidly, but people have not taken the necessary precautions. He warned that if this situation continues, the government may consider strengthening the lockup after reviewing the situation after Eid.

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