ISLAMABAD: The Government is ready to deal with increase in coronavirus cases according to Prime Minister Imran Khan in a media briefing today.
According to PM Imran Khan Pakistan had a lot less cases than the originally projected 52,000 but the number of cases will continue to rise in coming weeks.
The premier said that as this would increase pressure on hospitals the government is taking steps to ensure that the country healthcare capacity is increased to deal with the spike in cases in the coming weeks.
Prime Minister Imran Khan told media:
It is estimated that four in hundred people infected by the virus will need to go to hospital.
The premier also said that 150 million people in the country were affected to the coronavirus lockdown to control the spread of the pandemic in the country.
According to PM Khan, there no vaccine for the virus is going to be available soon and we need to learn to live with it as we cannot afford to keep a lockdown. the premier told media:
We can contain the virus by imposing lockdown but can we stop it? Scientists have predicted that there will be no vaccine for the virus this year. We will have to learn to live with it.