close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
I
INP
May 19, 2020

Governor Sarwar warns of spike in corona cases in coming days

Lahore

I
INP
May 19, 2020

LAHORE:Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said coronavirus will not spare anyone and the only remedy left is either to stay home or strictly observe the SOPs while going to public places.

In many countries including Singapore, the governor said, people came out of their homes and got infected with dreadful virus. These countries’ examples are here to learn lessons, he said.

He said the decision to open markets and bazaars did not mean that the corona pandemic had subsided and added that there were reports that virus infections would multiply in the days to come.

Addressing a ceremony to distribute ration amongst 1,000 poor families at Sanda Road organised by the Social Welfare Committee and later talking to the media on Monday, Ch Sarwar said people who became jobless would not be left alone in these hard times. Chief Minister’s Complaint Cell Vice Chairman and others were present on the occasion.

Until the World Health Organisation becomes able to get coronavirus vaccine developed, he said everyone needed to combat corona while staying home and avoid nonscientific methods of corona treatment circulating on social media. He said any nonscientific method of treating corona could result in more harm than good.

As soon as the government lifted restrictions of lockdown, the governor regretted that all bazaars and markets had been stormed by people without seriously following the SOPs. He said people going to markets without observing SOPs were potential threat to their own families as they might take the virus to their homes. He said the increase in number of corona patients in Pakistan might not be effectively handled by the existing healthcare system.

Replying to a question by media persons, Ch Sarwar said the state departments were working round the clock and now it was people’s responsibility not to become instrumental in the spread of coronavirus and stay home for stay protected. He said the federal and Punjab government as well as the Punjab Development Network were busy providing ration to poor families and those who got jobless during the ongoing crisis. We will continue providing ration to poor people at their doorsteps until the coronavirus pandemic goes away, he said.