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Important to strike balance between preventing spread of Coronavirus and keep economy running: Asad Umar

Minister for (PDSI) Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Tuesday, that it is important for the government to strike a balance between preventing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping the economy running.

He made these remarks during a joint press conference with Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza in Islamabad,Pakistan.

In a country like Pakistan, if we say we won’t have a lockdown at all, the disease will spread very fast and people will start losing jobs because they will be too sick. There is no country in the world that would say it is not going to enforce a lockdown, he reasoned.

“But if you enforce too strict a lockdown. People won’t get food and then there is no way they will not come out on the streets and our efforts to control the spread will fail, he added.

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