A second nationwide lockdown could be on the cards for Pakistan if Covid-19 cases continue to spike, health officials have warned.
Director of general health services Islamabad Dr Hassan Orooj, while speaking to Geo News, said that the second lockdown now seems “inevitable”
According to Geo News, Pakistan imposed a lockdown on March 24 and 21 days later, the government eased the restrictions but cases continued to spike across the country.
Pakistan on Sunday reported 1,123 new Covid-19 cases in a single day – the highest in three months. It was further reported that the tally is similar to numbers recorded in late April and early May when the first lockdown was already in place.
Faisal Sultan, the special assistant to the Prime Minister on health, in an interview with Dawn TV, said that the country is facing a second wave of Covid-19. “The second wave is here in Pakistan,” he said, as quoted by Geo News. “The trends are not very good.”