ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is addressing the countrymen on government strategy and current development with regards to the global coronavirus pandemic.
PM Imran Khan said that a lockdown is not being considered as 25% population of Pakistan is below the poverty line who cannot survive if a 14-day closure of the country occurs.
Detailing the lockdown, curfew situation, the premier said that the situation requires armed forces and other security personnel patrolling streets, roadways and alleyways and forceful isolation of the masses which he does not want.
The premier said that people should self-isolate and self-quarantine, act responsibly rather than taking the coronavirus seriously.
PM Imran Khan stressed on the need for social distancing and said that the government is trying to instil that sense of responsibility into the nation so that within the country’s extremely limited resources, those really worthy and in need of coronavirus tests and hospitals may access them.
Imran Khan implored repeatedly that the nation must and should act with extreme
The premier also said that he has faith in the nation and their resolve against such calamities as they have shown during times of national distress in the past.