China has set an example for the whole world to defeat Covid-19: Punjab Health Minister
LAHORE, Sep.5 (Gwadar Pro) - Punjab Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said on Saturday that China has set an example for the whole world to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chairing a meeting here on Covid-19, the Provincial Health Minister said, “China has set an example for the whole world. They have defeated the pandemic with determination and commitment.”
Pakistan had also done well to cope with the Covid-19, the minister said, in the light of the guidelines of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).
The Punjab government had decided to strictly enforce restrictions in 15 high-risk districts to contain the spread of coronavirus, she added. These districts include Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Khanewal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujrat, Sialkot, and Bhakkar.
The minister stressed, the next 15 to 20 days were crucial in controlling the fourth wave of the pandemic, and the spread of the virus could be prevented only through vaccination and precautionary measures.
The meeting was briefed that 88 percent of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals were unvaccinated, the vaccination process was going on successfully in the province and an average of 764,000 people were vaccinated daily. The door-to-door vaccination campaign was underway in eight districts and revised targets have been fixed for them for September.
The secretaries of the Health Department, commissioner Lahore and officers concerned, all the divisional commissioners and senior police officers also participated in the meeting.