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President Alvi warns people negligence may worsen Coronavirus situation

President Alvi warns people

President Alvi warns people negligence may worsen Coronavirus situation.

Dr.Arif Alvi on Monday urged upon the general public to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the upcoming Eid ul Azha, particularly at the time of buying sacrificial animals and holding religious congregations.

President Alvi warns people

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting where Federal Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ijaz Hussain Shah also attended.

Besides, Federal Minster for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony Noor UL Haq Qadri and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza attended the meeting at the Awan-e-Sadr.

The President said negligence on part of people could worsen the situation of coronavirus cases in the country that had recently seen a spike.

The President asked the ministers to share their proposals with provincial governments and take all stakeholders on board to ensure their implementation.

He said the immense challenges in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic could be addressed through an active support of all segments of the society as well as efficient coordination among the federal and provincial governments.

The ministers shared their proposals regarding the implementation of SOPs to contain the spread of coronavirus during Eid shopping and buying of sacrificial animals on the eve of Eid ul Azha.

President Alvi lauded the role of Ulema, medical fraternity and media for their “commendable job in raising awareness among people about the disease” and expressed hope that they would continue to educate people on avoiding visit to crowded places and observe social distancing.

Earlier, Coronavirus killed 89 more people in Pakistan during last 24 hours.

The death toll from the virus stands at 3590 with 89 deaths reported over the last twenty four hours.

As per official figures, 4471 new coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last twenty four hours. It too the total tally to 181,088.

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