Lockdown no solution to COVID-19, says PM Imran

Lockdown no solution to COVID-19, says PM Imran

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the lockdown was not a solution to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chairing a high-level meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country, PM Imran said the government is taking its decisions according to the ground realities and condition of the people. He emphasised on the importance of adopting a people-friendly and knowledge-based approach to ensuring the implementation of precautionary measures.

"Instead of forcing people to adhere to the safety measures, awareness should be created in this regard," the PM maintained.

PM Khan also urged the media to pursue the people in a more effective way about adopting precautionary measures and implementing the guidelines regarding containing the virus.

The meeting deliberated upon various matters regarding future number of COVID -19 cases and availability of beds in hospitals in this situation.

The meeting also reviewed various steps about the health facilities and increase in capacity of hospitals.