Covid-19 entering third phase, likely to continue till Sept, says expert

Rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in Pakistan means the country is headed towards the third phase, known as the ‘Lag Phase,’ claimed Pakistan Infection Control Society president Prof Rafiq Khanani. Lag Phase is characterized by an exponential increase in number of cases. With the public exhibiting constant carelessness towards SOPs and a weak healthcare system, Pakistan would continue to witness severity in the pandemic until September.

“The situation may even worsen during the next two weeks, but the public is still not taking it [the pandemic] seriously,” he lamented, warning that the number of infections could cross 200,000 in the first two weeks of June.

Source: Express Tribune