Swift decisions slowed down spread of coronavirus: Zafar

By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Tuesday swift decisions taken by the federal government slowed down spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.
Speaking at a media briefing alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan and other federal ministers, he said a total of 91,432 tests have been conducted across the country, of whom 5,716 turned out to be positive with 96 deaths from the deadly disease reported so far.
Dr Zafar Mirza said 46 coronavirus patients are in critical conditional in various hospitals. He said Pakistan has recorded far less cases of coronavirus than projected as they were estimated to reach 18,000 as of April 14. The special assistant claimed the number of coronavirus cases in Sindh exceeded predictions despite the province taking strict measures to stem the pandemic.
He added standard operating procedures have been devised for some sectors that are being reopened.