Asad Umar called for the country to unite in response against the coronavirus pandemic.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – While calling for the country to unite in response against the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Saturday said the danger is higher than ever and knocking at our doors.

Asad Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), tweeted, “We realize that the mobility restrictions put into place from today till the 16th are going to cause inconvenience. These measures have been necessitated by the extremely dangerous situation which has been created in the region with the spread of virulent mutations of the virus.”



“The unfortunate catastrophe unfolding in India has grabbed global headlines. Yesterday there were more than 4 lakh cases in India with 4,194 deaths. Hospital systems have been overwhelmed and oxygen supply run out in many places.”



“Iran saw a sharp increase in cases in the same time period with active cases growing two and a half fold and daily deaths exceeding 400 in a day in a country with population less than half of Pakistan.”



“Even a small country like nepal saw an exponential rise in cases going up above 7,000 daily. Deaths also rose sharply. You can see the entire region is exploding with cases & deaths, in the latest covid wave. We have alhamdulillah been spared the worst by timely decisions.”



“The need for caution is clear. The danger is higher than ever and knocking at our doors. Need the country to unite in response and achieve once again what we achieved in the first wave, for which we received global praise. Inshallah we will do it again, together.”