Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Thursday warned Pakistanis of a very risky period ahead as Ramazan comes to an end and Eidul-Fitr holidays approach.
The prime minister's aide acknowledged there were "initial signs of some stability" during the coronavirus pandemic but cautioned people against taking the infection lightly.
"We are today in the midst of the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic and while there may be very initial signs of some stability (in the third wave), these are very early days and this is a very risky period for us as the holy month of Ramazan is going to end and Eid is approaching," he said during a webinar.
The webinar, titled SOPs and vaccination: Solution for the Covid-19 Pandemic, was attended by microbiologists, molecular biologists, medical professionals and students from Pakistan as well as abroad.
He called on microbiologists and scientists to keep warning people about the dangers of the coronavirus and encourage them to keep following the standard operating procedures for safety against the infection.
Pakistan reports, 4,298 new coronavirus cases, 140 deaths in 24 hours