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COVID-19 peak might be reached by end of July: Pakistan PM warns

COVID-19 peak might be reached by end of July: Pakistan PM warns

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Jun 2020, 03:08 am

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday warned his countrymen that the peak of COVID-19 cases might be reached by the end of July or at the beginning of August.

He urged his citizens to follow all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

PM Imran said not following the precautionary measures "will cause harm to the country", as per Geo News.  

He said the lockdown imposed to restrict the spread of the virus does not end it but only slows it down.

"Likewise, our struggle is to open things with SOPs. Our priority is that the peak comes slowly so that our healthcare does not collapse, so that our hospitals do not face pressure as the peak is inevitable," Khan was quoted as saying by Geo News.

"According to our calculations, we can manage with SOPs; the peak is likely to come by the end of July or [start of] August," he said.

The south Asian nation has been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

So far, 105,909 cases have been reported from the country. Pakistan also registered 2112 deaths.