Foreign experts appreciate Pakistan government for containing spread of COVID-19
ISLAMABAD: The experts hailing from eight countries speaking at a conference titled “Measures Being Taken by Countries around the Globe Against COVID-19,” appreciated the efforts of Pakistani Government for containing the spread of COVID-19.
The Online International Conference was organized by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad to discuss the measures being taken by countries around the Globe Against COVID-19. The session was aimed to discuss the effective steps taken by various countries all around the globe to combat COVID-19.
The Online International Conference was attended by experts from China, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd), Executive Director CGSS moderated the event, said a press release.
Major General Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery HI(M) (Retd) welcomed the participants and briefed them about the aim of the online conference and explained the current global COVID-19 situation.
Brigadier Mansoor Saeed (Retd), Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS briefly explained about the preventive measures taken by the Pakistan government. He further appreciated the active role played by the National Disaster Management Authority and other stakeholders in the effective implementation of preventive plans.
Professor Xu Wenhong, Deputy Secretary-General of the Belt & Road Center, CASS and Associate Professor China Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China highlighted the measures taken by China which proved to be effective in not only limiting the spread but also overcoming the coronavirus. Further, he mentioned that future policies, plans, and programs initiated by countries would be aligned with the post-COVID-19 global scenario.
Ms. Belgin Coskum, Specialist Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey stressed upon the importance of social distancing and highlighted Turkey’s efforts in ensuring its practice. She further mentioned that for the effective implementation of quarantine, people had started working from home.
Former Chief of Navy of Sri Lanka (from Colombo) appreciated the active role played by the health care sector of Pakistan. He highlighted a few of the significant steps taken by the Sri Lankan government which included the forming of an Action Committee, the timely establishment of quarantine centers, and imposing of curfew to limit the mobility of people.
Journalist Amir Ghauri explained the significant role played by the Pakistani media in raising awareness amongst the general public regarding the novel coronavirus. He further explained the importance of media in forming a bridge between the government and the general public to collectively fight the virus.
Professor Gusev Leonid, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia briefed the panelists regarding the financial support provided to the small and medium-sized enterprises. Moreover, the coronavirus patients are required to wear tracking bands in Russia. He also shared that the Russian government had exempted rents for the next six months to facilitate people with financial difficulties. - APP