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ISLAMABAD: There’s “no time for complacency” concerning the coronavirus pandemic and the usual working procedures (SOPs) suggested for prevention in opposition to it, British Excessive Commissioner Christian Turner mentioned Tuesday in his Pakistan Day message.

Turner in his video message on Twitter spoke concerning the regarding rise within the variety of coronavirus infections in Pakistan, the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the journey restrictions in place.

Pakistan “goes by means of a 3rd wave, with a current spike of instances”, he mentioned. “Because of this, the federal government of Pakistan has reintroduced a sequence of more durable measures of curb the virus, together with sensible and native lockdowns.

The British diplomat suggested folks in Pakistan to comply with the foundations, observe the coronavirus-related customary working procedures (SOPs), and put on a face masks.

He additionally suggested folks within the UK in opposition to travelling to Pakistan since “you need to keep at house and it’s unlawful to journey overseas for leisure” underneath Britain’s present coronavirus restrictions.

“You should not journey except you might have a legally permitted cause to take action, and you will have to fill in a type declaring that your journey is important which may be checked by UK authorities on the airport,” Turner mentioned.

With UK border controls had been “underneath fixed evaluation”, he talked about that it was doable for adjustments to happen shortly and, in the event that they did, “direct flights might cease and lodge quarantining on arrival in England might be made obligatory”.

The coronavirus pandemic “means we will not have a good time events like Pakistan Day with the conventional festivities that we used to, as a part of our dosti [friendship]”.

“So wherever you might be, I say Yaum-e-Pakistan Mubarak. You’ll be able to comply with updates on our social media and Journey Advisory pages as ever and please do hold secure and properly and comply with the SOPs,” he mentioned.

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