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Saturday Aug 01 2020
Web Desk

Due to coronavirus pandemic, this Eid comes at a difficult time: FM Qureshi

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the nation to observe the SOPs while celebrating Eid-ul-Adha -- File photo

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that due to the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, Eid-ul-Adha has come at a difficult time and the nation should not show negligence in observing the preventive measures against the disease.

The foreign minister, in a statement today, said that the entire nation has to collectively fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in order to defeat the threat.

Qureshi said the coronavirus spread is declining in Pakistan and the number of patients in hospitals around the country is also reducing.

“I have defeated the coronavirus myself,” said the minister, referring to the days when he went under isolation after testing positive for the virus.

While maintaining that the disease is on the decline across the country, the foreign minister advised the public not to show negligence and keep following the Standard Operating Procedures.

“We do not have to show negligence (against the virus), and have to observe the SOPs,” he said.

In his statement, the minister said that the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram is near and the nation will have to observe the same SOPs during that time.