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President Alvi reviews measures to contain COVID-19

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KARACHI: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Saturday (15th of May) chaired a high level meeting to review the measures taken by the government to contain further spread of COVID-19, at Sindh Governor’s House.

The meeting was attended by Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, Federal Ministers Asad Umar and Ali Haider Zaidi, Senator Saif Abro, Member National Assembly Jay Prakash and Members of Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Khurram Sher Zaman, Bilal Ghaffar, Saeed Afridi and others, said a spokesperson of the Governor.

Expressing his satisfaction over the government’s initiatives on coronavirus, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the people followed the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr in a good manner which was a success of the government’s strategy.

He said that the epidemic would soon be brought under control with the mutual cooperation between the government and masses. Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar briefing the participants, informed them in detail about the progress and future strategies of the government regarding coronavirus and said significant reduction in coronavirus cases is registered due to better strategy pursued by the government.

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that people showed responsibility on the occasion of Eid, which is highly commendable. Implementation of COVID-19 SOPs including use of mask, sanitizer and observing social distancing can help prevent the spread of coronavirus, he added. He further said that the steps taken by the federal government for containing further spread of coronavirus is highly appreciable.

Meanwhile, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to end lockdown and restore commercial activities amid SOPs in the province by Monday 17th of May. According to a notification issued here Saturday by Home and Tribal Department stated that all commercial activities, establishments, markets would be closed by 08:00 pm. | YouTube Channel

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