Call for ensuring use of masks, gloves to contain COVID-19
ISLAMABAD: Participants of the "Online Conference" on Wednesday called for ensuring the use of masks and gloves mandatory for the general public to contain the novel coronavirus.
They said the government must opt for mass production of safety gears including masks, gloves and sanitizers and be distributed among the people.
The conference was organized by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) on “Suggestive Measures for Lifting the Lockdown: What can be the Phases”. The conference was chaired by Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Nadeem ul Haq, a press release said.
Air Marshal (Retd) Saeed Khan said, "We need long-term and mid-term policies while prioritizing our health sector. Innovation is required that can be achieved through specialists."
Lieutenant General (Retd) Masood Aslam, Member Advisory Board CGSS stated that an unnecessary movement must be controlled while ensuring strict official status.
Other speakers said it is about time that civil society must push for occupational health and safety standards in the factories. There is a lack of public obedience in our society, hence Government must strictly ensure the writ of the state.
They said, "We need to mobilize our production and reduce our exports, adding we have to mechanize our supply chain and wheels of the internal market must keep spinning in a controlled manner. - APP