Flouting SOPs could lead to another COVID-19 wave in Pakistan, alerts top official
Islamabad: A top Pakistani official has said the country might witness another wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the upcoming days if standard operating procedures (SOPs) are not followed.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said the average positivity ratio in the country had come down to 4 per cent due to effective curbs put in place by the government.
In a video message, he was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune that the compliance rate had come down to 46 per cent which was at 75 to 80 per cent a few weeks ago.
"We also monitor this (compliance of SOPs) but unfortunately we fall behind in this aspect which is a concern for the government," he added.
Dr Faisal Sultan alerted that if the trend of non-compliance continued then number of Covid-19 cases could start to rise once again.
"If we don't get serious about it now then we might have to face another wave [of Covid]," he added.