The tally of novel coronavirus cases across the country can reach 1.2 million cases by the end of July.

The minister said by middle of June, the quantity of cases had increased around 150,000. “In view of current speed of cases, the quantity of affirmed cases can arrive at 300,000 before current month’s over and will arrive at one million to 1.2 million before the end of July,” he said while tending to a press instructions at the ‘NCOC’ on Sunday.

Although, he included, “fortunately it is in our grip to control the increase of deadly virus and we can do it by sticking to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).”

While dismissing the suggestion of a total lockdown to control the increase, the minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan had various occasions engaged the majority to take preventative steps. “Various occasions same message has been given from the foundation of NCOC,” he said.

Mr Umar emphasized that it was impractical for the authorities to uphold total lockdown the nation over and that is the reason the administration needed to present a strategy of tracing, testing and quarantine ‘TTQ’. He included, in this way ‘smart lockdowns’ were being implemented at hotspots.

The minister reported that soon 2,150 emergency care unit beds furnished with oxygen service would be given the nation over. He said the testing limit of infection had been expanded. He said, “We were just trying 500 individuals toward the beginning of the outbreak. We have chosen to take our testing ability to in excess of 100,000 tests every day before the end of July”.

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