Imran Khan defends lifting Coronavirus lockdown

ECP rejects Imran Khan's objections
ECP rejects Imran Khan's objections

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that economic losses to justify his government’s decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to “live with the virus.”

The country has reported 76,398 COVID-19 cases and 1,621 deaths, according to latest data from worldometer.
Khan further said that the country couldn’t afford to match the losses incurred during the lockdown as many other countries had done.

He added that 50 million people who live below the poverty line and 25 million daily wagers.

“This virus will spread more. I have to say it with regret that there will be more deaths”, he said

“If people do take care they can live with the virus”, the Prime Minister noted, The Statesman reported.