COVID-19
WHO chief recognises Pak ‘positive trend’ in virus curtailment
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom lauded Pakistani government’s response against the coronavirus pandemic and ‘recognised the positive trend of virus curtailment’ in the country, Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Monday.
The minister on Twitter said that Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to the WHO DG Monday, where he urged the WHO to formulate travel rules without any discrimination for all the countries in the light of the coronavirus pandemic
“PM asked WHO to develop travel guidelines to be adopted by all countries to ensure that low income countries are not discriminated against in global travel.”
An official statement said that the prime minister apprised the WHO DG of the measures undertaken by Pakistan to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
In relation to the premier's concern regarding travel restrictions, the global health watchdog assured the country's top representative that it is creating standard operating procedures to remove travel restrictions in future.
In the conversation, the two sides also discussed contemporary situation due to the global pandemic.
The prime minister told the WHO top official that the country has amplified healthcare facilities in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tedros also lauded Pakistani government’s official response and measures to the disease that has infected millions across the globe.
Pakistan as of today recorded 233,500 cases of the coronavirus and 4,800 deaths.