Pakistan prime minister defends lifting lockdown, urges nation to 'live with the virus'

Pakistan prime minister defends lifting lockdown, urges nation to 'live with the virus'

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-02 08:14

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday (Jun 1) cited economic losses to justify his government's decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to "live with the virus".

Pakistan has rolled back almost all shutdown measures, primarily to avert an economic meltdown. The country would open to tourism but cinemas, theatres and schools remain closed.

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