Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has feared that the second wave of coronavirus could hit Pakistan in winter.
PM Khan said that though Pakistan was “spared [from the] worst effect of COVID-19”, a second wave of the virus is expected in winters.
“There is a fear onset of winter could result in [the] second wave. I urge everyone to wear face masks in public to avoid a spike. All offices and educational institutions must ensure masks are worn,” said the premier on social media.
Moreso, during the daily briefing held at the NCOC (National Command and Operations Centre) in Islamabad, Federal Minister Asad Umar also urged the public to follow the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure cases of the virus do not spike during the winter season.
Earlier, Umar had said indoor restaurants and marriage halls appear to be majorly contributing to the COVID-19 spread.
Pakistan has reported 315,260 coronavirus cases so far.