Govt anticipates peak of COVID-19 in Pakistan by end of July: PM

Govt anticipates peak of COVID-19 in Pakistan by end of July: PM

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government anticipates that the coronavirus cases in the country will hit the peak by end of July or early August.


Addressing the nation on PTV, PM Khan appealed the people to strictly follow the SOPs. The premier expressed hope that Pakistan can escape the havoc of coronavirus deaths if people seriously follow SOPs regarding precautionary measures.

The PM said we imposed calculated lockdown while keeping in view the sufferings faced by daily wagers and bread earners.

He said the experience of developed countries demonstrates that lockdown cannot eradicate coronavirus completely, but surely can slow down it pace.

Imran Khan said even richer countries have lifted the lockdowns after realizing that their countries cannot cope with economic implications. He said we want that peak of coronavirus in Pakistan goes gradually upward and then downward, so that there is not pressure on our existing healthcare facilities.