the world health organization (who) has called on Pakistani authorities to resume the isolation mode to counter the growth of coronavirus infections. Testing showed that the virus after the lifting of restrictive measures infected every fourth Pakistani, said the who. This indicates a high level of infection among the General population. As reported by AFP, hospital administrators say they are filled and complain about lack of beds and some medical institutions and even began to refuse treatment to patients with COVID-19.
In a letter sent by the who official Islamabad is recommended to enable blocking mode, alternating two weeks of isolation with only two weeks easing of restrictive measures. In the beginning of the outbreak in Pakistan in March, Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke out against the national isolation, similar to that introduced in other States, arguing that the impoverished country could not afford to close down most businesses. As a result, only four provinces of Pakistan has introduced restrictive measures, but last week, Khan said that most of them will be removed. These measures were not imposed in Islamabad and the province of Kashmir.
This decision, analysts say, made against the background of increasing number of diseases COVID-19 in Pakistan and its rapid spread throughout South Asia, which until recently lagged behind Western countries by number of infections per capita. On Tuesday the official representative of the Ministry of health of Pakistan said that the country registered a total of 108 317 cases of infection and 2172 deaths. The international organization also expressed concern that a large part of the population of Pakistan has not taken measures such as social distancing and frequent hand washing.
Recall that the who Director-General tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that during the previous 24 hours were registered 136 thousand cases, “the largest number in one day during a pandemic”, most of them recorded in South Asia and America.