Islamabad - President Dr. Arif Alvi has announced that the nation will observe Youm-e-Dua on Friday (today) to pray to Almighty Allah for protection against Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking after an interaction with Ulema in Islamabad on Thursday, he said a strategy of combination of prayers, precautionary measures, and taking care of the weak segment of the society will be pursued in the second wave of COVID-19. He said Pakistan remained successful in controlling the pandemic in its first wave. The President appealed to masses to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures to check surge of the pandemic. He said Ulema have an important role for spreading awareness about precautionary measures. He said they have also agreed to play their effective role in this regard. The President said Ulema have reaffirmed to the SOPs issued for mosques on April 17.  He said the Ulema observed that politicians also need to demonstrate unity against the pandemic and postpone their public gatherings.