Dr. Zafar Mirza says Coronavirus in Pakistan is not disastrous as death toll reaches 1300

Coronavirus cases have reached 63, 297 mark in Pakistan but Dr. Zafar Mirza says the country's situation is not disastrous. Karachi's hospitals are already overwhelmed and the public is not taking the coronavirus seriously. If such messages are communicated; public will stop taking measures only to make Pakistan the next epicenter.

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The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that the prevailing situation of the coronavirus in the country is not disastrous due to the government’s effective measures.

According to media reports, he said the testing capacity of coronavirus patients has been increased and that is why more patients are being reported. Dr. Zafar Mirza said the government is taking on board the provincial governments regarding all the decisions to contain COVID-19.

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He said the opposition parties instead of doing politics on the deadly virus should suggest measures to prevent its spread. The Special Assistant urged people to follow the Standard Operating Procedure, maintain social distancing, avoid shaking hands, wear masks and gloves to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

Special meeting of NCC on coronavirus to be held on June 1

The Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has stressed the need for devising a mechanism of providing latest information about availability of beds and ventilators in the hospitals to facilitate COVID-19 patients.

According to media reports while chairing a meeting at National Command and Control Centre, he said that such information would facilitate the infected people to get admission in hospitals as per their own preference.

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Asad Umar said that a special meeting of National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Coronavirus will be held on Monday to finalize the strategy regarding coronavirus for the month of June. The meeting was apprised that sufficient beds and ventilators are available in hospitals across the country for accommodating COVID-19 patients and most of the infected people prefer isolation at homes.

The forum also reviewed the progress on the implementation status of COVID-19 guidelines.

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