Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday rejected the closure of businesses, industries, and other economic activities despite rising Omicron cases of Covid-19 variant in the country.

During the fifth live session of “Aap Ka Wazir Azam Aap Key Sath’ programme, the prime minister said that Omicron cases are increasing rapidly in the country but the government has no plan to impose lockdown.

“Government is not considering closing the businesses as it will cast a negative impact on our poor people,” he said while answering a question about lockdown amid the fifth Covid-19 wave.

Imran Khan urged the people to strictly observe the wearing of masks at public places to prevent the spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19.