Friday, February 3, 2023

Only frontline health workers are eligible to use N-95 masks: Zafar Mirza

Only frontline health workers are eligible to use N-95 masks: Zafar Mirza
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on National Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that there have been reports of misuse of protective clothing and N-95 masks and urged that only frontline health workers are eligible to use these masks. Giving a media briefing, the special assistant said that the important decisions regarding the next strategy will be announced by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan after meeting of National Coordination Committee (NCC) tomorrow. He also said that the prime minister chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad today to discuss the overall coronavirus situation in the country. He said National Command and Operation Centre will issue a video to disseminate public information regarding the precautionary measures. Dr Zafar Mirza said fourteen deaths were reported in the country during last 24 hours, however the figure might increase in the coming days, if social distancing and other measures are not followed by the people. He said 254 cases were reported in last 24 hours with overall confirmed cases now exceeding five thousand. He said almost half of these cases are due to local transmission. The special assistant said 1026 people have recovered completely in the country, while 1414 are hospitalized, with 37 in critical condition.