ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to strictly follow the SOPs for gradually opening of more sectors of the economy from lockdown.
Addressing media after the conclusion of meeting of National Coordination Committee in Islamabad today, he said tourism is one of the areas where restrictions will be relaxed.
Imran Khan said in many areas of Pakistan, tourism thrives only for a few months of the year. He said governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan to prepare SOPs for opening this sector.
He said coronavirus is here to stay unless a vaccine is developed to eradicate it. He cautioned that the virus will further spread in the coming days. He said we can live it in better way if people follow the SOPs and precautionary measures all the time.
The Prime Minister said services of volunteers of Corona Relief Tiger Force will be utilized to increase awareness among masses about the pandemic.
Imran Khan assured doctors and paramedics that the government will assist them in every possible way while dealing with coronavirus.
The Prime Minister said the government has decided that overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to return to Pakistan and they will be tested for coronavirus. After that they will be allowed to go to their homes and self-quarantine in case they test positive.