President Arif Alvi asks people to stay home to help prevent Coronavirus spread.
He also appealed the youth to come forward and donate blood to treat Thalassemia patients in the testing times of coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Arif Alvi was speaking at a ceremony, after visiting Thalassemia Center at F-9 Park in Islamabad on Friday.
The President said problems for children suffering from Thalassemia have become manifolds in the wake of closure of the public transport due to Coronavirus crisis.
He said he has advised all the provincial governments and other relevant agencies to look for donors to facilitate Thalassemia patients as they frequently need blood transfusion.
He said urged blood donors to visit the blood donation centers and give blood to save Thalassemia patients.
The president, on the occasion, talked to the children suffering from Thalassemia and distributed gifts among them.
President Arif Alvi asks people
Earlier, President Dr. Arif Alvi has advised people to stay home.
He appealed to them to offer Zuhar instead of Friday prayer in order to prevent spread of coronavirus.
In a tweet, he said doctors across the world are supporting social distancing to discourage spread of the virus.
He also prayed good health and long life of the people, while maintaining social distancing.