Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Tuesday stated that the COVID-19 mortality price in Pakistan has elevated by 140% within the final week and warned the general public in opposition to ignoring the protection protocols.

Asad Umar, who additionally oversees Pakistan’s COVID-19 response, stated, “We are collectively committing a blunder by recklessly ignoring all SOPs and the results have started to show”.

The warning from the federal minister got here a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan sounded alarm bells saying he feared a “second coronavirus spike” in cities similar to Faisalabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, and Gujranwala, because the winter season approaches.

Asad Umar took to Twitter to spotlight the deteriorating scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation and stated if we don’t change our present path we are going to lose each lives and livelihoods.

“Last week daily covid mortality was 12. This is a 140% increase vs few weeks back. We are collectively committing a blunder by recklessly ignoring all sop’s & the results have started to show. If we do not change our current path we will lose both lives and livelihoods,” he tweeted.

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Final week, the minister had hinted that the federal government might should reimpose lockdown within the nation to curb the virus unfold, which can have “negative effects” on the livelihoods of the folks.

In a sequence of tweets on Thursday, Asad Umar had stated the nationwide positivity of COVID-19 circumstances was 2.37% yesterday, which is the very best in additional than 50 days.

These are the “unmistakable signs of the rise of corona” in Pakistan, he had famous.

The federal minister had stated that the COVID-19 positivity was “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 which have negative effects on peoples livelihoods.”