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Future of Lockdown To Be Decided In 13 April Meeting: Asas Umar

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Center at its meeting in Islamabad today (Friday) noted with satisfaction regarding improvement in recovery ratio of COVID-19 patients.

The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar.

It observed that the actual number of positive cases is less than projections which is a positive development.

Asad Umar said the future course of action regarding coronavirus will be presented to the Prime Minister on Sunday.

He emphasized the need to synergize all efforts through one window operation. He reiterated that we are endeavouring for indigenous production but the focus concurrently is on procurement through commercial channels from abroad.

The meeting reviewed the matter of bringing back stranded Pakistanis in Afghanistan and supply of essential food items from Iran to four border districts of Balochistan following strict compliance to instructions issued by the health ministry.

The forum was informed that Cargo move to Afghanistan is only for food and medicine items thrice a week as per health guidelines.

Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza gave a detailed overview of the latest situation of COVID-19 with projections and measures to enhance present testing capacity.