Asad Umar fears upsurge in corona cases during Ramazan

By: News Desk      Published: 01:18 PM, 13 Apr, 2021
Asad Umar fears upsurge in corona cases during Ramazan

Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar has feared that the coronavirus infections in Pakistan may worsen during Ramazan as the people are not following the Covid-19 guidelines, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a news conference at the National Press Club in Islamabad on Tuesday, Asad Umar said so far 1.3 million people got vaccine shots as daily around 60,000 to 70,000 people are getting their jabs.

In the private sector, 18,000 people had been administered anti-vaccine shots. “All vaccines are okay but the exact rate of effectiveness will be known after four to six months,” Asad Umar said. 

He said people should wait for their turn to get vaccine jabs as President and Prime Minister also waited for their turns.

He expressed his fear about the pandemic’s spread during the last ten days of Ramazan if people would not adhere to the anti-corona SOPs.

“People are advised to follow SOPs in mosques and markets during the blessed month of Ramazan,” he further added.

Asad Umar said the vaccine net will be enhanced after the Eidul Fitr. He said no plan has yet been made for the vaccination of the children. 

The minister said during the second wave of coronavirus, the entire political leadership held rallies, which caused great damage in the rise of Covid-19 and schools were opened in districts where the corona cases ratio were high.

Earlier, Asad Umar said, “Reviewed situation of disease spread, filling up of hospitals and SOPs compliance status in the NCOC meeting today. SOP compliance remains very weak and pressure on hospitals is increasing. The administration has been asked to ramp up compliance enforcement to avoid a crisis-like situation.”