By IANS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said the intensity of the coronavirus pandemic in the country was not as severe as in other parts of the world.

He stated this when chairing a meeting on the impact of the pandemic on the country’s social and economic order on Monday, Dawn news reported.

According to the official statement, the meeting informed that the number of patients and deaths due to coronavirus were less than in other countries in the world.

Sources who knew the secret of the meeting told Dawn news that Khan was quite satisfied that the intensity of COVID-19 was still low in Pakistan compared to other countries, especially the US and Europe.

Khan, however, urges people to maintain social distance because that is the best way to control the spread of the deadly virus in the country.

The Prime Minister said the government was monitoring the situation closely and would soon announce the next strategy on locking while still paying attention to the needs of people from all segments of society and the holy month of Ramadan.

He said the government was developing a strategy to provide assistance to the poor and ordinary people by maintaining a balance in enforcing preventive measures and revival of low-risk economic activities.

As of Tuesday, Pakistan had recorded 13,947 cases of the corona virus, with 293 deaths.

More than 50 police personnel with COVID-19 tests tested positive in Karachi

More than 50 police personnel have tested positive for the new corona virus in Karachi, officials said.

According to documents reviewed by Dawn’s news on Monday, six inspectors were among 51 Sindh Police personnel whose test results returned positive.

Sindh Province is the worst in Pakistan. Of the total 13,947 cases in this country, Sindh accounted for 4,956 infections.

According to the Karachi City police chief, Additional Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon, the majority of infected police officers in the city were not those who were assigned to active fieldwork.

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