PM Imran Khan on Monday feared a second wave of Covid-19 in the coming months in cities where pollution levels are high.
The Prime Minister Said:
“There might be another spike of coronavirus in cities where the rate of pollution increases in October and November,”
I fear that in October and November, cities like Faisalabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Gujranwala where there is more pollution there might be a second spike in Covid-19 cases. The cases are rising gradually and we hope that they don’t increase quickly.
PM said during winter, “pollution becomes stagnant in the atmosphere”, leading to the spread of diseases.
The country’s environment had been damaged because of deforestation, the spilling of sewage into rivers, and the non-disposal of solid waste.
Now people and the government will have to make a joint effort to save the future of our children and the next generations.
The PM said he had visited every place, and observed mass scale cutting of trees and pollution.
About 70% of the trees had been chopped down in Lahore during the last 20 years while Karachi, the city of lights, had turned into a heap of waste.
Pakistan Corona Cases:
Total cases: 324K
|Azad Jammu and Kashmir||3,498 +0||2,594 +0||82 +0|
|Balochistan||15,688 +0||15,330 +0||148 +0|
|Gilgit-Baltistan||4,059 +0||3,714 +0||90 +0|
|Islamabad Capital Territory||18,187 +118||16,807 +63||195 +0|
|Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||38,708 +63||37,017 +53||1,265 +0|
|Punjab||102K +108||97,252 +14||2,310 +12|