Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said that the Pakistan Army may be called in to implement coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
He said this may happen as coronavirus cases have increased due to the negligence of citizens. Dr Sultan was speaking to the media in Islamabad on Monday.
He said that the last few weeks have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases, with the positivity rate going up from 2% to 4%. He also spoke about the rapid increase in the Delta variant of coronavirus cases after an increase in the Alpha variant, reported Geo News.
Dr Sultan said the main cause of this surge is violation of SOPs and the new variant of coronavirus coming from India.
He expressed the belief that the best strategy to deal with coronavirus is to complete your vaccination, follow restrictions and wear masks in public places. He said vaccination is necessary and that the country has an abundance of vaccines.