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Monday , November 30 2020

UN official lauds Pakistan’s virus containment

ISLAMABAD – The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly has praised Pakistan for quickly containing the coronavirus, saying the South Asian nation’s handling of the pandemic is a good example for the world.

People wear face masks and keep social distancing as they enter a cinema following an ease in restrictions that had been imposed to help control the coronavirus, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Pakistan’s daily virus infection rate has stayed under 1,000 for more than four weeks prompting the government to further ease restrictions for restaurants, parks, gyms and cinemas. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)


The Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir made his comment Monday at a news conference in the capital, Islamabad.
Bozkir was recently elected as the president of the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly.


Upon his arrival in Islamabad, he met with the country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, who wants international financial institutions and rich nations to give a debt relief to poor countries whose economies have badly been affected by the new virus.


Bozkir’s visit comes amid a steady decline in COVID-19 deaths and infections in Pakistan.


Pakistan reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus in February and in March it imposed a nationwide lockdown, which has gradually been lifted in recent weeks. Pakistan on Monday reported 15 fatalities from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising its total COVID-19-related fatalities to 6,097.


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