Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stated that homegrown instances of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan and never a single case was imported from China.
Addressing a gathering of parliamentary leaders by way of videolink, the premier stated the choice to not convey again college students from the virus’s then epicentre Wuhan “was a good idea” because the nation didn’t witness a single case of coronavirus coming from China.
“You would be happy to know, that till yesterday, only 153 cases were of local transmission and the rest were people who entered the country from abroad.”
“Homegrown coronavirus cases are very limited in Pakistan.”
Reiterating that the largest problem throughout a lockdown could be to make sure the well-being of day by day wagers and people residing under the poverty line, the prime minister stated the federal authorities will “reassess and discuss and come up with solutions”.
He stated the lockdown initially began by shutting colleges and gatherings however Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have taken it a step additional and banned public transport as nicely.
The prime minister reiterated that the lockdown will influence the economic system and enhance poverty within the nation, and stated the choice of lockdown will must be constantly reassessed.
“In the federal government, we were of the view that we need to tailor our response according to the number of cases. Sindh reacted further. Due to the pressure by the media and the people, the provinces of Balochistan, K-P and Punjab also initiated incremental lockdown,” stated the prime minister.
Predicting a provide drawback resulting from lockdown in numerous provinces, PM Imran stated the present harvest season would require diesel gasoline and transport and the nation’s development trade would even be affected.
“Even in the western world, there is a debate on whether coronavirus comes first or the economy.”
He added that the federal government would once more overview the scenario on Thursday and if a curfew must be imposed within the nation within the coming days, the federal government ought to be ready for it.
The premier additionally requested nationwide leaders to unite of their mission to fight the lethal coronavirus.
“Only the people can fight this war, no government can,” stated the premier and urged folks to take applicable precautions.