PM Imran Khan expressed serious concerns over rising coronavirus cases in the country

PM Imran Khan expressed serious concerns over rising coronavirus cases in the country

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed concern over rising number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan.

According to details, PM chaired a high level meeting over the situation arising due to coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers, special advisors and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Mohammad Afzal.

The attendees briefed PM on the present socio-economic situation following ease in lockdown.

Special Assistant to PM on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza and Chairman NDMA gave a briefing on dealing with coronavirus and delivery of safety equipment.

Prior to that, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with government’s economic team, which was attended by Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.

The economic situation of the country was discussed in the meeting. The economic team briefed the Prime Minister on economic indicators.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 30,941 in Pakistan on Monday, while the death toll stands at 667.

According to National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 476 cases of coronavirus were reported while 28 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

As many as 8,212 patients have recovered from the disease, while 153 are said to be critical as country is still witnessing a consistent rise in the COVID-19 cases.

As per details, 21 percent of the cases have foreign travel history while 79 percent of the cases are reported to be locally transmitted.