Wearing of mask now mandatory: Zafar Mirza
Wearing masks at crowds, public places, markets now mandatory
The federal government has declared wearing of masks at public places, crowds, markets and other places as mandatory to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus in the country. This was announced by the adviser to the Prime Minister on health, Zafar Mirza while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday.
He said 92 percent of coronavirus were locally transmitted and that all-out efforts were being made to contain the virus from a further spread in the country.
Expressing concern over some baseless information regarding Covid-19 being circulated on the social media, Dr. Mirza said: “Even prominent and responsible personalities share that information on the social media. I don’t want to mention the name but a prominent religious scholar suggested to people that they should not go to the hospital if their Covid-19 test is detected positive. I appeal to the people to provide correct information to the masses.”