KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistani celebrities and relief agencies have joined hands to provide safety gears to the young medical professionals, who have been on the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus.

As the country’s coronavirus tally continues to surge, many of the doctors, nurses and paramedics are still working without proper protective equipment at several government-run and private hospitals, raising concerns for their safety.

Asim Jofa, the country’s leading fashion designer, is preparing 5,000 personal protective equipment for the health professionals who have been working with ordinary masks, and draped in plastic sheets due to limited government stocks.

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