PTI govt warns it will be closing more sectors if coronavirus SOP violations continue
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has warned that the government may have no choice but to impose further restrictions in the next two weeks if the violation of coronavirus SOPs continues across the country.
Addressing a press conference after the NCOC meeting, Umar noted the rising spread of coronavirus in the country and said there may come a point in the next two weeks when the government will be left with no choice but to close down more sectors.
Regretting the public’s ‘non-serious attitude’ towards the deadly virus, the NCOC chief said a drastic decision will have to be made if the nation does not stand united in the fight to contain the second wave of COVID-19 infections.
He noted that the government had limited public gatherings to 300 but the decision was not being implemented. “Due to this, he said, the coronavirus spread has increased.
Umar also termed the Opposition leaders’ political statements on coronavirus as “dangerous”, adding that the public was not taking precautions due to the contradictory messages it was receiving.