Special Correspondent to PM Zafar Mirza Press Conference on Corona.
Zafar Mirza said, ” In Pakistan 35% of Corona cases have been recovered completely, death rates in Pakistan is increasing. 57 people died in 24 hours and it is the biggest death toll in a day till the date”
He further said, “Total numbers of patients on ventilators are 157 which is maximum number till the date. Obviously, the spread is increasing. Being on ventilator itself is something that refers to severity of disease and 80% of patients on ventilators can’t recover”
He says that there is nothing to be astonished on increasing number of Patients as it was supposed to happen but situation in Pakistan is under control as we have space and ventilators. The big cities may have issues but we are addressing those issues, sufficient beds and ventilators are available.
He said ,” initially we did extra care and we directed the SOP’s with much strictness because we didn’t have idea of new disease which created misconception but now we have made directions on deceaseds’ handling. Corona doesn’t spread from Deceased to the care takers, this is not proven and information is available on government’s website .