Pakistan listed 783 new Covid-19 instances on Sunday, taking the entire amount to 12,579, news agency PTI reported.
PIMA President Dr. Iftikhar Burney warned on Saturday the mosques have become a significant source of virus transmission.
“Approximately 6,000 instances for coronavirus surfaced at a month… but the same doubled in the past six days,” he said, cautioning that the disease would further go up in the forthcoming months of May and June.
President Arif Alvi has composed a letter to the imams of mosques urging them to inquire worshippers over age 50 to pray in the home. The national government has, nevertheless, still not enforced a national lockdown. It’s been done just in certain states, that also, by local authorities.
“We sought an entire lockdown without considering the consequences of your daily wage earners, the street sellers, the laborers, all of whom confront poverty & hunger for themselves & their families. May Allah forgives us our sin of failing our dispossessed & bad taxpayers,” Prime Minister Imran Khan had tweeted his choice to not inflict an entire lockdown. The partial lockdown was extended till May 9.
There have been reports of a breach of lockdown from various cities. The authorities arrested 78 people and sealed 107 stores on Saturday at Quetta, capital of Balochistan, for breaking up the lockdown, Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said.
He explained that a total of 2,707 stores were sealed up to now.
In Punjab, the authorities declared that lockdown wouldn’t be relevant for pushcart street sellers, selling vegetables, fruit, and other goods.
Because of a lack of observance of lockdown, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) criticized the partial lockdown coverage and requested the authorities either inflict total lockdown or take it.