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Pakistan to Ease Coronavirus Lockdown Saturday
Friday, 8 May 2020 11:22 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Pakistan has announced it will gradually ease a nationwide coronavirus-related œpartial" lockdown starting Saturday, saying the number of COVID-19 infections remain relatively low and under control. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The pandemic hit Pakistan in late February. Since then, officials have recorded more than 24,000 confirmed cases and nearly 600 deaths.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday chaired a meeting of top government officials where the decision was taken to relax restrictions on public and industrial activities.

In defending the decision, Khan said it is not possible for anyone to predict when and if Pakistan will experience a peak like that of Europe and other worst-hit areas.

The Pakistani prime minister, however, emphasized that everyone must show compliance with the government™s safety protocols and take the necessary precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Source: VOA news

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