Pakistani PM Imran Khan makes important announcement over lifting the lockdown across country

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan makes important announcement over lifting the lockdown across country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani PM Imran Khan makes important announcement over lifting the lockdown across country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that the imposed lockdown will be lifted slowing across the country as Pakistan's coronavirus cases surpassed the 20,000 mark.

"We are doing [lifting lockodwn] because the people are suffering and losing their jobs. But if SOPs are not followed we fear that it might spread rapidly and we will be forced to move towards a lockdown once again," the premier warned.

Talking about the Corona Tiger Force, the premier said that the government will spread awareness regarding precautionary measures necessary to curb the virus.

"The Tiger Force will not be paid, they will do jihad [against coronavirus]," he said, adding that the team will set up help desks in union council offices and help register the needy.

"All the big problems that we have today have emerged from lockdown," he said, adding: "This has impacted local vendors and the white-collar workers as well."