Pakistan to See Coronavirus Surge in July End or August
On Monday, PM Imran Khan said that the government expects the covid-19 to reach its peak in Pakistan by July-end or August.
Previously, the government expected the pandemic to reach the surge by the end of May or June.
The Prime Minister said that, “the trend our experts have observed is that it spreads, then peaks after a few weeks and then the curve will flatten. The purpose of flattening the curve is to ease the pressure on hospital. We can manage the pandemic if we observe the SOPs in place and take precautions. We expect our peak to come by the end of July or August and then we will witness a reduction in transmission of new cases”.
He urged the people to follow the SOPs and said that wearing masks is essential.
“Please wear masks, this is important. The world has realised that masks can prevent the spread of coronavirus by up to 50 per cent. Secondly, when you go to public spaces, follow the guidelines that have been issued by the government.”
He said that no following the SOPs meant that people were putting the immuno-compromised as risk. “By not adhering to SOPs we are threatening the lives of our elderly.” The PM said that if the nation failed to follow the SOPs, Pakistan might face conditions similar to US, Europe and Brazil.
“During the lockdown, people – especially labourers and lower-income groups – went through a very difficult. The entire world understands now that lockdowns are not a solution.”