80% drop in coronavirus deaths in Pakistan, says Zafar Mirza

Says sale of sacrificial animals and establishment of cattle markets in cities strictly banned

By: News Desk      Published: 04:04 PM, 26 Jul, 2020
80% drop in coronavirus deaths in Pakistan, says Zafar Mirza
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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that there was a gradual drop in the number of coronavirus cases in the country and the number of deaths has also gone down 80 percent, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Sunday afternoon, Zafar Mirza said that the sale of sacrificial animals and establishment of cattle markets within cities are strictly banned across the country.

He said that special preparations have been made in consultations with all stakeholders to implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha days.

He said that the pandemic will further spread if SOPs are not followed by the citizens. He said SOPs should also be followed during the offering of Eid prayers.

He advised citizens to prefer purchasing of sacrificing animals online instead of going to cattle markets. He also urged the people to prefer collective sacrifice instead of individual fulfilment of the ritual to maintain social distancing and contain the spread of coronavirus.

He also expressed his fear that in the coming days the coronavirus cases will increase if SOPs are ignored by the citizens.