American Newspaper Wall Street Journal on Sunday highlighted the sharp decline in Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases and deaths.
The number of cases were increasing rapidly in Pakistan until recently, recording a dramatic decline in coronavirus cases and deaths, which are both down more than 80 per cent from their peaks.
The newspaper stated that major hospitals in Pakistan have reported availability of beds in coronavirus wards that were previously overflowing with infected patients.
The number of patients on ventilators has halved over the past month compared to Pakistan’s neighbouring countries India and Iran that are reporting increasingly high number of daily infections.
Wall Street Journal acknowledged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to ignore the World Health Organisation’s advice pertaining to lockdowns, stating that lockdowns are too costly for the poor. He later decided to reopen businesses to save the country’s economy.