ISLAMABAD: Asad Umar, head of the National Command and Control Center, has said that the second wave of Corona is proving to be more dangerous than the first wave. I will appeal to the people to be more careful, the government is running for the vaccine.
According to details, the head of the National Command and Control Center and Federal Minister Asad Umar while giving a press conference said that advice was being given in the Corona situation, more strictness should be given, it was being said not to go for smart lockdown.
Asad Umar said that the Statistics Agency conducted a survey on Pakistan, in which it was stated that 55 million people work for employment for the purpose of compensation, a large number of housewives work harder than men, corona epidemic spread, decision Locked down, most business activities banned, more than 20 million people say they lost their jobs during Corona.
The head of the National Command and Control Center said that out of 55 million people lost their jobs in the first epidemic in Corona. The Prime Minister’s directive was that we have to make decisions based on the health and employment of people. The full operation had begun in Pakistan.
Referring to the first epidemic in Corona, he said that due to Corona, decisions were made in a few weeks, then the bans were lifted, we saw the situation and opened business sectors from Karmalik, almost all the people were back in work by October, while during this time there was a rapid increase in construction.
Asad Umar said that millions of people have lost their jobs in neighboring India, millions of people have lost their jobs in powerful countries. Obama’s chief adviser said that if the United States had made decisions like Pakistan, it would have avoided losses.
The Federal Minister further said that the people who put up stalls or huts were day laborers. Prime Minister Imran Khan was very much concerned about such people. First of all, we opened the industries and construction sector. About 80% of the people in the construction sector were out of work. It would have been difficult if the decision had not been taken to open it. Transport was also discussed with the provinces. 70% of the people work in transport.
The head of the National Command and Control Center said that 54% of the people say that they have reduced their purchases except for food items, 50% of the people say that they should start buying relatively cheap food items. During Corona, philanthropists were delivering food items to the areas. Not dying but spending life savings to make ends meet, 47% said they had to use their savings or sell something, 30% said they borrowed from relatives and friends, if decisions were not made in time The extent could have been increased.
Asad Omar said that the Prime Minister had said from the first day that the responsibility was not one but two, to work for the restoration of people’s lives and jobs, whether it was Bill Gates, UN President or WWF Osab.
Regarding the second wave of Corona, he said that the number of cases in the UK or other countries today may not be as high as in 2020. The second wave of Corona is proving to be more dangerous than the first wave. In the last week of November, when the cases increased, decisions were made to lock down areas where cases are growing.
The Federal Minister said that new patients were coming to the hospitals of Pakistan daily due to corona. In the first week of December, corona patients started arriving rapidly, in the second week of December corona patients were transferred to oxygen, in the second week 313 patients were on ventilators.
The head of the National Command and Control Center said that the closure decisions were taken in the last week of November, the second wave increased sharply in the first week of December, the number of cases started decreasing in the second week of December. The government made timely decisions, the media helped in raising awareness. I would appeal to the people to be more careful.
Referring to the corona vaccine, Asad Omar said that the government is in a race for the vaccine, talks have started with China regarding the vaccine, the vaccine for the front line workers will come soon but it will take some time for the vaccine to arrive.