Asad Umar: Coronavirus cases can reach up to 300,000 by the end of June 2020
By the end of this month, the number of corona cases in the country could reach 300,000 says, Asad Umar
Asad Umar, the federal minister for planning and head of the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), has sounded the alarm about the coronavirus in the country.
Talking to media, Asad Umar said that Corona could be controlled with security measures, if the current situation is not changed, the number of corona cases could reach 300,000.
He said that the number of corona patients is expected to reach 300,000 by the end of June, and if the current situation continues, the number of corona cases could increase 8 to 10 times by the end of July, i.e., the number of patients could reach 1 million.
The federal minister said that the government was taking steps to protect the lives of the citizens and would take strict measures to curb the spread of Corona. , Smart lockdown there.
Asad Umar said that the federation would increase 2,150 oxygen beds by the end of June, out of which Sindh and Punjab would be given 5,000, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4,000, Balochistan 2,000 and Islamabad 150.
The head of NCOC further said that 30,000 tests of Corona have been being conducted daily for the last two days, and in the next few days, the capacity of Corona tests will be increased to 1.5 lakh daily.
He said that coronavirus has to be spread, but it has to be slowed down so that the health system does not come under pressure. If the spread of coronavirus is not stopped, then our health system may be paralyzed.
It may be recalled that Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning, had recently said that the disease was not as deadly in Pakistan as it was in Europe and other countries. I have to reduce it.
On the other hand, the number of corona cases has risen sharply since the country’s ongoing lockdown eased on May 9, and so far, 2,647 people have died.
The number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus has exceeded 141,000 across the country.