Troops have been deployed in 16 cities in Pakistan to prevent coronavirus infections. The Pakistani government has said troops have been deployed to assist law enforcement. This was reported by the news agency Reuters.
Major General Babar Iftikhar, a spokesman for the Pakistan Army, said on Monday, “Troops will be on duty with law enforcement in each district from 6am on Tuesday.” They will work to ensure that people wear masks and to close shops and businesses that are not necessary after 6 pm.
The deployment of troops in Pakistan was announced after the highest number of deaths in a single day since the onset of the epidemic. The country’s health system is under a lot of threat under the pressure of Covid patient.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said, “570 people have been kept on ventilators in Pakistan. Corona patients occupy more than 90 percent of the country’s ventilators. Across the country, 4,300 corona patients are in critical condition.
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on the people of the country to be vigilant, including wearing masks, and to deploy troops if necessary. Imran Khan warned everyone about the fragile situation in neighboring India.
So far, 17,187 people have died in Corona in Pakistan. A total of 8 lakh 452 people have been infected with corona.