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COVID-19 Restrictions Can Be Extended in Big Cities: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Asad Umar has urged people to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and get vaccinated at the earliest to contain spread of the Indian variant of COVID-19.

Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr. Faisal Sultan in Islamabad on Sunday, he said the Indian variant spreads very fast. He said the government is arranging vaccines to protect the people from the coronavirus.

Asad Umar said the government has been successful to combat the previous waves of coronavirus and now we will be able to protect our people from the current wave and without affecting their employment.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Faisal Sultan said the fourth wave of the coronavirus has put pressure on the health system of Karachi, Abbottabad and Islamabad.

He said now the positivity ratio has surged to 8.8 percent in the country. He said the number of cases is also increasing on daily basis due to the fourth wave of coronavirus. 

He urged the general public to follow the precautionary measures against the corona pandemic. He said vaccination is of vital importance as it reduces the risk of coronavirus.