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Pakistan central bank governor says coronavirus lockdowns are a ‘luxury of the rich’

Updated : July 02, 2020 04:03 PM IST

The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis and until that’s addressed, difficulties on the economic front should be expected, Pakistan’s central bank governor Reza Baqir said.
Pakistan has reported more than 213,000 cases of infection and more than 4,300 people have died.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government lifted a two-month-long lockdown in early May, few weeks before an important festival, and as millions struggled in light of drastically reduced economic activity.
Pakistan central bank governor says coronavirus lockdowns are a ‘luxury of the rich’

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