ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Planning Minister Asad Umar has expressed satisfaction that the corona virus has not been proven to be as deadly as Pakistan when compared to Europe and the US.
When briefing media people in Islamabad on Sunday, the minister said the death rate in Pakistan was far less than in the United States, Britain and Spain. He stressed that we must take precautionary measures so that it is not contagious.
Asad Umar said that the economic impact of locking Pakistan is more serious than western countries.
Relaxation in locking after May 9
The Minister has assured to take all decisions regarding relaxation in confinement after the 9th of this month in consensus with all provinces. He also said the National Coordinating Committee on Coronavirus would make decisions about future actions.
Asad Umar said the decision would be taken in such a way that it would not paralyze our health care system. He said restrictions would be gradually relaxed to provide livelihoods for the people.
He said we had significantly increased the capacity of our health care system. We currently have 1,400 ventilators for Coronavirus patients and 900 more will be added in two months. He said there were currently 35 Coronavirus patients using a ventilator.
The minister said the country now has the capacity to develop medical equipment and soon domestic ventilator production will begin. He said the country had fifty-five functional laboratories and we had the capacity to conduct more than 14,000 corona tests every day.
Asad Umar said the testing, tracking and quarantine system had been made functional and people saw its recent manifestations in two sectors of the federal capital.
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