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Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said the virus threat persists and if standard operating procedures (SOPs) are not followed the virus will continue to perpetuate.
Talking to a private news channel, the minister said the smart lockdown strategy of Prime Minister Imran Khan has been successful.
He urged people to follow precautionary measures, including the use of facial masks, avoiding frequent hand-shakes and washing hands.
The minister said the whole world is facing an economic crisis due to the virus including Pakistan.