Outbreak of coronavirus can be coped with national cohesion & integration: DG ISPR


Rawalpindi: March 24, 2020 (TNS): DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar says it is time to take hard decisions at common, individual and societal level as the outbreak of coronavirus could be coped with national cohesion and integration.

Addressing a media briefing in Rawalpindi on Monday, he said the armed forces of Pakistan are aware of their role and are standing besides the nation to contain the threat of COVID-19.

He said around one million passengers have been screened out whereas in the past 24 hours, 12,000 tests for coronavirus were being conducted and best defence isolation against COVID-19 was set up.

Major General Babar Iftikhar urged the people to cooperate with Pakistan Army and the government by following guidelines issued to prevent coronavirus.

The public should behave like responsible citizens through following the instructions of the doctors in this regard.

He said the world has witnessed our resolve and determination during the 2005 earthquake, floods and war against terrorism. Our brave national will overcome this challenge in solidarity with the armed forces.