ISLAMABAD: There are unmistakable indicators of the resurgence of coronavirus in Pakistan, in line with the Minister for Planning, Asad Umar, who oversees the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The minister has warned of one other lockdown if instances proceed to rise, saying the federal government “may have to take restrictive actions which have negative effects on people’s livelihoods”.
In a sequence of tweets on Thursday, Asad Umar stated the nationwide coronavirus positivity had risen to 2.37% yesterday, which is the very best in additional than 50 days.
The minister stated 11 virus deaths on common have been reported in the course of the first 4 days of this week, the very best since August 10.
These are the “unmistakable signs of the rise of corona” in Pakistan, he stated.
The federal minister additionally famous that COVID-19 positivity is “extremely high” in Muzaffarabad, “high” in Karachi, and “rising” in Lahore and Islamabad.
“Time for all of us to take COVID sop’s seriously again. Otherwise, unfortunately, we may have to take restrictive actions that have negative effects on people’s livelihoods,” he warned.