Govt to protect people, economy from coronavirus effects: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is in contact with international institutions to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country and protect the people and economy from its effects.

He was talking to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, who called on him here the other day and exchanged views about the coronavirus situation in the country and the measures being taken at the government level to curb the deadly disease.

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The prime minister said China’s cooperation with Pakistan to check the coronavirus is laudable. “Instead of getting into fear, the people should focus on taking precautionary measures against the coronavirus,” he remarked.

Regarding the coronavirus situation and its control, the formation of a joint parliamentary committee of the government and opposition was also agreed during the meeting.

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