Is Pakistan hiding coronavirus cases due to PSL? Pakistan Minister responds
This is the first time the whole PSL is being played in Pakistan.
Updated - Mar 5, 2020 7:23 pm
Pakistan Super League 2020 season is in its full swing with all the teams fighting hard to get their hands onto the prestigious trophy. Meanwhile, the Coronavirus has hit the headlines once again. And, the Special Assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza has given out his statement over the reports disclosed by the country related to the threatful disease.
After a long span of time, the cricketing activities in Pakistan are coming back to its place as the other countries have come onto an agreement to play in the country. In the ongoing season of PSL, many overseas players with the likes of Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Rilee Rossouw among the big names agreed to feature in the T20 tournament. Things are going quite smoothly without giving much air to the controversy.
Pakistan Minister opens up on Coronavirus during PSL 2020
Meanwhile, there was a report disclosed by the Pakistani government that so far there have been only five cases of Coronavirus across the country. It was a surprising fact as many countries have been severely hit with that virus. Now, Zafar Mirza, who is also the Director of Health System Development in the World Health Organization opened up saying that Pakistan is not hiding the actual number of cases hit with the disease.
He also added that every case of cough and flu cannot be neglected. Moreover, he thanked Pakistan for taking preventive measures due to which the country is least affected by the disease that has taken the lives of thousands of human beings across the globe.
“The reports of the government hiding the total number of confirmed cases of the virus in Pakistan are 100 per cent false. The government has also initiated a strategy to tackle the possible spread of dengue in Pakistan. Every little case of the common cough or flu should not be mistaken for the coronavirus.
“If people get alarmed and concerned at every little illness, there will soon be a panic in the country. Pakistan has thankfully managed to contain the pandemic to some extent because of the preventive measures put in place by the government. This is why we managed to contain the spread compared to other world nations,” Zafar Mirza said as quoted by Geo News.