ISLAMABAD, May 11: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government eased the countrywide lockdown phase-wise to maintain a balance between economic activities and protective measures against Covid-19.
He was chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Monday to review the prevailing situation following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The prime minister said the imposition of lockdown is being considered as a temporary arrangement against Coronavirus at the international level, and protective measures are the only viable option to overcome the pandemic.
Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to prepare a comprehensive strategy regarding the provision and usage of ventilators to Covid-19 patients in the hospitals.
During the meeting, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the prevailing Covid-19 situation, number of patients, provision of safety equipment to paramedical staff and doctors in various hospitals.