Prime Minister Imran Khan, citing the approaching threat of the 4th wave of Covid-19 in light of the current surge in positive cases in the country, asked people to maintain using face masks and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
“After a period of decline, our [coronavirus] cases have begun to rise again. We are concerned about the arrival of an Indian [Delta] variation. “I appeal to the nation to utilize face masks, which is the simplest option, and take preventative steps so that we can protect ourselves from the fourth wave of COVID-19,” Imran Khan said in remarks aired live on Thursday.
The Premier, who presided over a meeting to review the country’s coronavirus situation, stated that the spread of different variants of COVID-19, including the Indian [Delta] variant, was worsening the situation in various countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Indonesia due to constant coronavirus mutation.
He also emphasized that the general public, particularly those living in cities, should get vaccinated as soon as possible, noting that adequate doses of the corona vaccine were available in the country and more were due to arrive.
“Pakistan has so far been lucky in addressing the situation of Covid-19 epidemic due to efforts of the administration as well as the collaboration of the masses,” he added.
In this regard, he also referred to an Economist report that ranked Pakistan third among countries that took better measures to combat the pandemic.
The premier also praised the efforts of the National Command and Control Center (NCOC) in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.