KARACHI: Former fast bowler Wasim Akram on Saturday urged people to follow the coronavirus standard operating procedure (SOPs) as cases are rising in the country.
In a message on Instagram, Akram hoped that people from Pakistan and across the world were in good health in these “testing times”.
The cricketer turned commentator said that he had “read and seen” that coronavirus cases were rising in Punjab, especially in his city Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
"Please follow the SOPs. Why are you so stubborn,” Akram asked his fellow Pakistanis.
The former fast bowler said that there was also a “plan B” in place for those not following the SOPs.
Akram, then in Punjabi, explained that the “plan B” is that the violators should be given two slaps as people would never understand in a normal way. He sniped that the Pakistani people were just “legends”.
The former fast bowler's comments come as the country for a second day reported more than 4,000 cases. Most of these cases were from Punjab.
The government data showed that 4,468 people tested COVID-19 positive on March 26 while 67 people succumbed to the virus.
Pakistan is currently going through its third wave of the coronavirus due to a lethal UK strain that has entered the country.