Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced the phased opening of the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting of the National Coordinating Committee, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that we imposed a lockdown on March 13 and closed public places.
PM Imran Khan said that from the first day I was afraid that our situation is different from Europe, China and the lockdown we have to do will be different because there is a lot of working-class here and we were afraid that if all shut down What will happen to these people?
"However, we were watching the situation all over the world, how it was spreading, thousands of people were dying every day in the countries of the world and we built the National Command Center in view of all this," he said.
He said that Asad Umar was made the head of this command center. These people contact all the provinces on a daily basis and take suggestions from doctors and review and decide on it.
Continuing, he said that fortunately, that wave of coronavirus did not come to Pakistan.
Earlier, a meeting of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported.
The meeting considered the recommendations of the National Command and Operations Center on opening small businesses and educational institutions to reduce the problems caused by lockdown due to coronavirus.
The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir and senior officials.
It may be recalled that the first case of Coronavirus in the country came to light on February 26, 2020, in Karachi, and by March 25, the number of cases had reached one thousand.
So far, a total of 24,146 people have been diagnosed with the virus in the country, while 559 people have lost their lives.