ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has announced that the nation will observe Youm-e-Dua on Friday to pray to Almighty Allah for protection against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Speaking after an interaction with Ulema in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that a strategy of combination of prayers, precautionary measures, and taking care of the weak segment of the society will be pursued in the second wave of COVID-19.
The president said that Pakistan remained successful in controlling the pandemic in its first wave, and appealed to masses to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to check surge of the pandemic.
President Arif Alvi said that Ulema have an important role for spreading awareness about precautionary measures. He said that they have also agreed to play their effective role in this regard.
Dr. Arif Alvi further said that Ulema have reaffirmed to the SOPs issued for mosques on April 17. He said that the Ulema observed that politicians also need to demonstrate unity against the pandemic and postpone their public gatherings.
The president also urged the media to enhance its role for spreading awareness among people about SOPs against the pandemic.