Precautionary measures only way to contain coronavirus: Asad

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Precautionary measures only way to contain coronavirus: Asad

ISLAMABAD-Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says observance of precautionary measures is the only way to contain spread of coronavirus; otherwise, the situation will deteriorate.

Briefing the media alongwith Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz in Islamabad on Friday, he said smart lockdown is being carried out in the areas where spread of COVID-19 is increasing.

He said doctors, nurses and paramedical staff is serving the general public in the difficult time. He said we also have responsibility to strictly follow SOPs regarding coronavirus.

Asad Umar said adherence to the SOPs will lead to smooth functioning of the country's economy and business. He said wearing masks, frequently washing hands and observing social distancing is of vital importance to stay safe from the coronavirus.

He said the number of beds and ventilators are being constantly increased at the hospitals to provide best medical facilities to the patients.