ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Senator A Rehman Malik on Sunday urged people to strictly follow SOPs to combat the third wave of the deadly pandemic.
He prayed for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recovery from the coronavirus.
Rehman Malik said the third wave of the coronavirus had spread not only in Pakistan but around the world and unfortunately the increase in positive cases of the corona virus was due to carelessness because SOPs and precautions to control its rapid spread were not strictly followed.
“I previously said that the third wave of the corona virus could be more fatal than the previous two waves as I warned in my book on COVID and also in my article that the second wave.
and the third wave of coronavirus will prove to be more fatal, ” he said in a statement on Sunday. He said that a new British strain of COVID-19 is spreading in Pakistan at the moment which can remain active in the air for 24 hours.
He said this mutated strain was many times more lethal and active than other strains of the coronavirus and had plagued many countries around the world. He urged that the only way to fight the pandemic was to follow SOPs.
He also urged the government to speed up vaccination so that every citizen can be vaccinated. He prayed for all those currently suffering from the coronavirus.