Govt will not impose complete lockdown during 4th wave of coronavirus: Asad Umar

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Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says the government will not impose complete lockdown during the 4th wave of coronavirus pandemic feared to surface during current month.

Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad today (Thursday), he said during the past waves of coronavirus, the government’s strategy to handle the pandemic and overcome its after-effects has been very successful.

The Minister urged the people to keep on following the standard operating procedure and vaccinate themselves to cope with 4th wave in an effective manner.

He, however, said that in case the ratio of positive cases goes up, the government would opt for smart lockdown as was done during the past phase.

The Minister said National Command and Operation Centre through a letter informed the Kashmir Election Commission about violation of coronavirus SOPs during ongoing election campaigns

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