ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged federal and provincial authorities to take urgent steps to prevent a second wave of the Coronavirus in the coming winter.
Chairing a meeting of the National Coordination Committee in Islamabad, PM Khan said from the facts and figures ascertained from different countries, it was surfaced that coronavirus infection could spread during the winter.
The PM stressed on the provincial governments to take steps in this regard and devise a strategy.
He said today’s meeting of NCC is aimed at timely decision making to protect the nation from the second wave of Coronavirus and to avoid further losses.
The meeting was briefed about latest Coronavirus pandemic situation, testing, ratio of its spread in various parts of the country, and growing number of COVID cases at the international level.
The meeting was informed that Coronavirus is resurging in the country as shown by the statistics of last six weeks and smart lockdown is being imposed in affected areas of Karachi, Islamabad, and Azad Kashmir to prevent spread of the contagion.
Meanwhile, the NCOC recorded the death of eight more people from the pandemic. The number of overall deaths caused by the China-born disease rose to 6588.
In addition, 531 new cases have been reported from across Pakistan in the last 24 hours.