Asad Umar highlights sensitivity of coronavirus situation

By: News Desk
Published: 01:59 PM, 19 Apr, 2021
Asad Umar highlights sensitivity of coronavirus situation
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National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) head Asad Umar on Monday expressed apprehension over the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the world and the deaths resulting from them, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In his two tweets, Asad said more than 300 and 1, 600 deaths were reported from Iran and India, respectively on just one day while single-day fatality figures from around the globe had also reached 13, 000.

He opined never ever there was a greater need to take precautions than it was today.  

“Global covid cases exceeding 750,000 per day and deaths more than 13,000. We are seeing some of the worst numbers since covid started. Our neighborhood in severe crises. Daily deaths in iran more than 300 and India more than 1600. Need for safety precautions greater than ever.”

In another tweet, he said hospitals across the country had to cope with extraordinary circumstances as the patients in critical condition were now over 4, 500 while the oxygen supply capacity was also under stress.   

“Hospital fill up continuing to grow. Critical care patients now above 4500, which is 30% higher than peak in June last year. Oxygen supply capacity in the country is now under stress. Sop compliance remains low. We are making a huge mistake by not following sop's.”