ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief and Federal Minister Asad Umar said that government will take tough decisions if the coronavirus situation doesn’t improve.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the NCOC chief said the pandemic was spreading rapidly not only in Pakistan but across the world.
The federal minister said that the number of critical patients has rapidly increased in the last 12 days. “If the trend continues, the situation may slip out of hand,” the minister said.
He added that NCOC is trying its level best not to let the situation affect the employment of people.
The planning minister also warned that the UK variant of the coronavirus is much “more dangerous” than the original COVID-19 virus that emerged from Wuhan.
“We will be successful if Pakistanis decide on following the policy to eliminate the pandemic. UK variant is spreading fast in Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). This the time to lead the nation and curb the spread of coronavirus,” he said.
“The hospitals in cities are nearly full to their capacity,” Umar added.