Corona picks up pace in Pakistan
The government refuses to close schools and impose lockdown
The Pakistani government has refused to close schools and impose a lockdown even after a spurt in coronavirus cases. Local media reports quoted Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry as saying on Tuesday that the government is aware of the increasing corona situations in the country, but Pakistan will not go through another lockdown and schools will also not be closed yet.
The minister also said that the cabinet was informed that the corona positivity rate in the country has doubled. But it is our resolve that we will not impose a complete lockdown in Pakistan. Our economy cannot bear the burden of another lockdown.
Chowdhary stressed that the country can deal with the coronavirus and the government will not impose a lockdown. However, will continue to monitor the situation. The minister has also urged the people of the country to use masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Fawad also said that the excellent Covid vaccine campaign is going on in the country. The federal government invested US$2 billion in vaccines.