PM for all possible steps to prevent spread of Covid-19 | Pakistan Today

PM for all possible steps to prevent spread of Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and protect the lives of common people.
Chairing a high-level meeting in the federal capital on Monday to review the overall situation of the pandemic in the country, the prime minister said that the entire world is commending Pakistan’s strategy and timely decisions to prevent spread of the contagion during the first wave of the coronavirus. He stressed the need for maintaining balance and precaution in the second wave of the virus.
The premier was briefed about loss of precious human lives due to spread of the coronavirus and capacity of the hospitals. The meeting was also apprised about decisions taken by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Besides Federal Ministers Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Shafqat Mehmood, Hammad Azhar, Senator Shbili Faraz, Ejaz Shah and Asad Umar, the meeting was attended by special assistants Sania Nishtar and Dr Faisal Sultan, Adviser to PM Abdul Razzak Dawood and Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan.
The premier also convened a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday for consultation and decision making over various matters.
The NCC meeting will review the coronavirus situation across the country and take important decisions on smart lockdowns and other measures to curb the infection.
The meeting will be attended by officials from NCOC officials and the ministries of health and education. They will discuss the growing trend of Covid-19 infections across the country.
PM Imran will be briefed on the measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus and will give the final approval on the closure of educational institutions, which was announced by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Monday.
It is pertinent to mention here that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed 211 lives across the country in the past seven days with an average of 30 deaths per day. With an average of 2,556.7 cases per day, a total of 17,897 infections were recorded while 6,051 patients recovered in Pakistan in the past week.