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140% increase in Covid-19 mortality rate in Pakistan: Asad Umar

Covid-19 mortality rate

On Tuesday, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Pakistan has increased by 140% in the last week. He also warned the country against ignoring the safety protocols.

The Minister who oversees coronavirus said, “We are collectively committing a blunder by recklessly ignoring all SOPs and the results have started to show”. Right after the day when Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his fear regarding the second coronavirus wave in cities such as Faisalabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, and Gujranwala, as the winter season approaches, the Federal Minister shared big increase in Covid-19 mortality rate.

Asad Umar took to Twitter to highlight the deteriorating situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and said if we do not change our current path we will lose both lives and livelihoods.

“Last week daily covid mortality was 12. This is a 140% increase vs a few weeks back. We are collectively committing a blunder by recklessly ignoring all sop’s & the results have started to show. If we do not change our current path we will lose both lives and livelihoods,” he tweeted.

Moreover, the Minister warned everyone of the second wave last week and said that government would have to re-impose lockdown across the country to stem the spread of the virus, he added that the re-imposition of lockdown can cause highly negative effects on the livelihoods of the people.

Asad Umar has been warning of corona for a long time since the outbreak of the disease and yesterday he said, the national positivity of COVID-19 cases was 2.37% yesterday, which is the highest in more than 50 days. These are the “unmistakable signs of the rise of corona” in Pakistan, he had noted.

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