By Our Staff Reporter
Islamabad: Corona virus engulfed 148 lives during last twenty four hour. Authorities conducted 47, 302 tests out of which 5499 were tested positive
Alarmed by the third wave of deadly Corona virus, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said that the coronavirus situation in the country had become “extremely serious”, adding that major cities may be closed down if the current trajectory continues.
“Take care of yourself and your fellow Pakistanis. The situation needs to be taken seriously.”
He was speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The minister urged the nation to understand the gravity of the situation.
“NCOC had taken decisions on further restrictions which would be shared with the provinces,” Asad told media.
“Please note, the level at which the virus is spreading and our hospitals are filling up is alarming. We need to take very seriously. We have act now. We will left with no choice other than closing down major cities,” he warned.
He also appealed to the chief ministers of each province to set aside their political differences and sit down with their health authorities. “We need leadership right now,” he said, urging them to inform the public of the gravity of the situation.