PM calls for unified response against COVID-19
ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to stay united and steadfast in fighting the unusual and ominous challenge of Coronavirus.
Visiting the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for COVID-19 in Islamabad, he said we need a unified and well-coordinated joint national response to fight the disease during the next couple of months.
The Prime Minister emphasized upon the people to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of the virus.
Imran Khan also urged upon the public to exercise caution in social distancing and protect elderly and sick persons, particularly those suffering from heart-related diseases and diabetes.
He directed the concerned departments to make all out efforts to control the disease besides ensuring availability of medicines, oxygen supplies and beds in hospitals.
Lauding the role of National Command and Operation Center, the Prime Minister said Pakistan braved the challenge of COVID-19 in a balanced manner while keeping in view several related factors.
He said that media has performed with responsibility and stressed that any tendency to sensationalize the situation must be self-checked by the media.
The participants of the meeting through a consensus expressed the resolve to continue the strategy of balance between life and livelihood.
It was reiterated that while businesses must remain open, strict implementation of SOPs will be ensured through awareness and administrative actions.
Chief Ministers of all the provinces besides Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir briefed the forum about the steps being taken in their respective areas and unanimously acknowledged the support provided by the Federal Government in all respects.