NCOC indicates new lockdown in Pakistan as Coronavirus condition approaching shocking point

NCOC indicates new lockdown in Pakistan as Coronavirus condition approaching shocking point

ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) indicates a new lockdown in Pakistan as Coronavirus condition approaching at a shocking point during the passage of time.

This statement was made by NCOC after strictly monitoring the existing Coronavirus condition and informed that the country can again go towards strict measures leading to shut-down of services if Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) do not comply.

A special session of the NCOC was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar to monitor mounting disease inclination wherein all provincial Chief Secretaries taken part through online video link.

The Forum told that there was an apparent renaissance of disease where death numbers were also mounting.

During the meeting all secretaries were asked to sternly implement SOPs where strict punitive actions on SOPs violations would be taken, it apprised.

During meeting, it is noted that perceived high-risk sectors of transport, markets, marriage halls, restaurants, public gatherings would be given special focus, and mitigation measures have to be taken in these sectors.

Furthermore, the Forum informed that administrative actions would be taken against SOPs’ violators while wearing a face mask and social distancing must be ensured.

Asad Umer on Wednesday informed that Pakistan observed a 140 percent rise in fatalities from Coronavirus in recent weeks as compared to previous weeks due to disobedience of social-distancing regulations by the public.

He advised on Twitter that “We will lose both lives and livelihoods” if people did not obey social-distancing rules.

Pakistan has recorded 19 death and 660 new Coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours.

In accordance with the statistics, 26,670 tests were carried out during the last 24 hours and presently, there were 9, 378 active cases. 308,674 patients have recovered from the Covid-19.

According to the data, Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the Covid-19 in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad.

As of the day, 142,348 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 101,936 in Punjab, 38,779 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,309 in Islamabad, 15,717 in Balochistan, 3,564 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,091 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Approximately, 559 patients were reported to be in critical condition due to this deadly virus.


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