Strict adherence to SOPs on Eid a must to contain COVID spread: President

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ISLAMABAD, May 12 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi while calling for strict adherence to anti-COVID SOPs, advised the countrymen not to shake hands and embrace each other during Eid days to avert massive outbreak of pandemic.

The president, in his message to the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr to be observed on Thursday, said the anti-COVID precautions must not be ignored at any cost and ensure the implementation of the SOPs on Eid, both individually as well as collectively.

He said the Pakistani nation had showed discipline during the first two waves of the pandemic.

“I full hope that we can contain the massive spread of coronavirus, if we as a nation, show discipline during the third wave. Moreover, we should also pray to Allah Almighty to protect us from the threats posed by the pandemic,” the president said.

He said the whole world was in the grip of the coronavirus and the situation had turned painful in the neighboring country. However, Allah Almighty had protected Pakistan from any major calamity for what the nation should be thankful to Him.

He greeted the nation as well as the Muslim world on Eid-ul-Fitr and prayed that the day brought along plenty of pleasures and joys.

The president said the strength to observe fasting and offering Tarawih prayer during Holy Ramazan was a matter of good luck. He urged the people to remain stick to the spirit of piety and compassion achieved through the fasting.

President Alvi advised the people to share the festivities of Eid with the poor and needy people and take special care of those who had been facing economic difficulties owing the pandemic.

By Ishtiaq Rao

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Sr. Reporter who reports on Prime Minister, President, Foreign Office, and special assignments. Backed by 20-year experience, he has written for local and foreign newspapers. Reach out at 03335293238/ [email protected]/ X: ishtiaqrao

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