Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Sunday said that the current wave of Covid-19 in Pakistan has the potential to be worse than the first one which struck the country in the summer of 2020.
Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases reached a nine-month high the past week with over 4,500 cases being reported consecutively.
About two weeks ago, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, in an interview with a private TV channel, had confirmed that the third wave of Covid-19 had started in Pakistan. He had attributed the rising number of cases to the virus’ UK strain.
“Covid-19’s current wave has potential to be worse than the first one in the summer of 2020. No time for complacency or visiting crowded places of any kind. Wear masks and educate those around you,” Sultan wrote on his official Twitter handle.