The Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department (P&SHD) promulgated the Standard Operating Procedures aimed to reduce the spread of Coronavirus during the holy month of Muharram gatherings and processions.
As the number of Covid-19 cases decreased across the country allowing Government to reopen businesses as well as other various sectors. However, the health specialist and authorities are doubtful of a second wave of the coronavirus
All the activities linking gathering of people during Moharram like Majalis, rallies, Zuljinnah& Alam processions, etc., are prone to close contact, surface sharing and environmental contamination with Coronavirus infection. Therefore, abiding by preventive measures and strict compliance of SOPs is very important during all events in respect of Moharram Majalis & processions,” the official notification read.
It also added a list of the SOPs to support in curbing the increase of the virus. The precautionary measures included ensuring proper hand-washing, wearing masks, respiratory etiquettes, social distancing, avoiding physical contact, cleanliness and disinfection, self-protection and taking care of others etc.