The mortality rate in the second coronavirus wave has started to decline due to the timely and result-oriented decisions of the government, says Asad Umar.
The current condition of Covid-19 in Pakistan is not under controlled but the mortality rate has been descending as the government implemented efficient strategies to curb the virus, however, the government warns of locking down more sectors if SOPs are not followed, warned Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar.
In a series of tweets, the minister said that “when the second wave accelerated we closed high risk areas identified by our analysis in last week of November”. He further said that the hospitalization of Covid-19 patients in the first week of December was at peak and mortality rate remained high in the third week, however it started declining later.
He said decisions and results were highly correlated. “Data clearly shows that covid-19 health consequences are strongly correlated with our decisions and personal choices,” he said. He, however, reiterated his advice to the people to keep on taking precautionary measures in order to avoid any further spread of the pandemic. “If we do the right things we shall inshAllah continue to safeguard lives and livelihoods”, he added.
Asad Umar said, “The devastation unfolding in countries like USA and UK these days where there were more cases and Covid deaths than at any time in the first wave, show the danger that could face us, if we do not continue to do the right things, with both the state and citizens playing their role”.
Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 506,701 cases have been detected in Pakistan that also includes the perished (10,717), recovered (461,977) and under treatment COVID-19 patients (34,007) so far.