WHO lauds Pakistan’s steps in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday held a video conference with the Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

While noting progress made by Pakistan in containing the spread of Coronavirus, the WHO appreciated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The prime minister appreciated the support extended by the WHO to the international community including Pakistan to fight COVID-19.

Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s strategy of deploying scientific and data-driven interventions as well as rapid upgrades of health care facilities, all while attempting to maintain a balance between life and livelihood that has yielded positive results with a current downward trajectory in the spread of the pandemic.

WHO - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday held a video conference with the Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom. While noting progress made by Pakistan in containing the spread of Coronavirus, the WHO appreciated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime minister appreciated the support extended by the WHO to the international community including Pakistan to fight COVID-19. Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s strategy of deploying scientific and data driven interventions as well as rapid upgrades of health care facilities, all while attempting to a maintain a balance between life and livelihood that has yielded positive results with a current downward trajectory in the spread of pandemic. The prime minister observed that travel restrictions imposed by developed countries in the wake of COVID-19 can further exacerbate economic difficulties of developing countries struggling to mitigate adverse economic impact of the pandemic. In addition, he called upon the WHO to play its role in engaging member states to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing Countries and to work towards a data driven system of non-discriminatory travel rules. The Director General WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom stated that the organization was working to suggest COVID-19 related travel guidelines to help the international community in making these decisions.
Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom

The prime minister observed that travel restrictions imposed by developed countries in the wake of COVID-19 can further exacerbate the economic difficulties of developing countries struggling to mitigate the adverse economic impact of the pandemic.

In addition, he called upon the WHO to play its role in engaging member states to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing Countries and to work towards a data-driven system of non-discriminatory travel rules.

The Director General WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom stated that the organization was working to suggest COVID-19 related travel guidelines to help the international community in making these decisions.