On Friday, after serious violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) being reported in the country, the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to launch a crackdown against illegal cattle markets across the country.
According to the details, ahead of Eid Ul Adha, the NCOC decided to take action against the cattle markets, which are illegally setup in the country.
This move has been taken to ensure implementation of the SOPs in the cattle markets and to ensure health of the masses.
Serious violation of the SOPs are being reported in the cattle markets across the country.
Illegal cattle markets had been established in various parts of Karachi ahead of Eid ul Adha.
Reportedly, the police and local administration seems uninterested in taking action against illegal cattle markets established at Safoora Chowarngi, People’s Chowrangi, Nazimabad, Golimar, Liaquatabad, Orangi, Malir, Korangi, and other parts of the city.
The markets could become hotspots of COVID-19 due to a lack of precautionary measures taken against the virus. They are further causing traffic jams at major thoroughfares of the city.
Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan
After 1,209 new novel coronavirus cases in last 24 hours reported, the nationwide tally of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 270,400.
National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) release data according to which 54 deaths also reported due to virus in last 24 hours.
The nationwide tally of deaths has jumped to 5,763.
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,821,296 coronavirus tests and 22,006 in last 24 hours.
219,783 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,316 patients are still in critical condition.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 115,883 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh,
91,423 in Punjab,
32,898 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
11,523 in Balochistan,
14,766 in Islamabad
1,918 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,989 in Azad Kashmir.
Thus far, 2,096 people have lost their lives in Sindh.