Pakistan on Saturday began a nine-day closure that affected tourist attractions and tourist attractions to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases during the Islamic Eid al-Fitr.
I am battling the third wave of the disease and am very scared of difficult to cross the border in India, the government has enacted stricter laws since a month-long closure in April last year.
“From now on all businesses in the country will be closed. People are not allowed to go to the market to buy Eid, ”said Kamal Hyder of Al Jazeera from Islamabad.
Hyder said the Pakistani government fears it will not be able to cope with the lack of respiratory and ventilation systems if “things look like what India is experiencing”.
Asad Umar, the planning minister in charge of tackling the epidemic in Pakistan, says Pakistan is facing “dangers”.
“This was due to the shocking events that have taken place in the region and the spread of HIV infection,” Umar said on Twitter, adding that the country needed to “unite”.
The need for caution is clear. The danger is much higher than ever and we are knocking on our door. We want this country to unite in responding and realizing what we achieved in the first wave, which we have received international praise for. Inshallah we will do it again, together
– Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 8, 2021
Eid, which comes at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, often sees the movement of people around the country and tourist attractions in Pakistan.
Last year the country was flooded with lawsuits in the weeks following the celebrations.
Businesses, hotels and restaurants, as well as markets and parks will be closed, while public transportation between provinces and cities is suspended.
Soldiers have been urged to monitor the ban.
The mosque, however, will remain open. Officials fear that a shortage of places of worship could lead to tensions in a Muslim country that adheres closely to its traditions.
Poverty in Pakistan recorded more than 850,000 deaths and 18,600 deaths, but with little testing and the medical sector, many fear the disease is even worse.
Pakistan has seen more than 100 people die every day in recent weeks.
Health officials have warned that hospitals are closing in on people and are rushing to raise critically ill beds.
International travel has been reduced and border crossings with Iran and Afghanistan are closed, except for trade.
Airplanes and crossings in neighboring India – are facing problems due to political unrest.
Since last year, Pakistan has reported that about 18,800 people have died from COVID-19 and more than 854,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The COVAX level arrives
Pakistan, which has so far vaccinated only a handful of people, received the first batch of 1.2 million AstraZeneca on Saturday under the late sharing of the global COVAX global vaccine.
The Prime Minister’s Chief Health Officer, Faisal Sultan, urged people over the age of 40 to register for the shooting and said the Pakistani government would soon extend its vaccination program to other generations.
According to a report by the National Command Operation Center in Pakistan, 1,238,400 vaccines have reached the first phase of COVAX while another 1,236,000 group is expected to arrive in a few days.
Pakistan has until May 6 to supply more than 3.32 million drugs across the country, with a population of more than 200 million.