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NCOC discusses rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Karachi


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Sep, 2020. 12:54 pm
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The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) expressed on Wednesday serious concern after an increase in the novel coronavirus cases in the country, particularly in Karachi.

According to the details, the country recorded 747 cases on Tuesday, out of which, at least 365 cases were from the city of lights.

The NCOC discussed appropriate measures to contain the spike in cases.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan reportedly emphasized smart lockdown, contact tracing and strict adherence to health protocols to curb the spread of the dread virus.

Sindh government warned people yesterday to practice caution as coronavirus numbers are fast rising and people need to take caution.

Primary Schools reopen

It should be noted that the primary schools across the country opened today in the third phase of the reopening of educational institutions.

Primary classes have resumed under strict Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The decision was taken unanimously in the meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre in Islamabad.

Briefing the media persons, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan said the decision has been taken in consultation with all the federating units including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said the decision has also been taken keeping in view the current situation regarding the Coronavirus pandemic which is under control.

He said that the decision to reopen primary schools was a difficult one, however, the government after consulting with provincial ministers decided to reopen the educational institutions.

Coronavirus Situation

Till today, Pakistan has recorded 312,263 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

At least 296,881 people have recovered from the disease in the country.

6,479 people have succumbed to the virus.

Sindh, to date, has recorded 136,795 cases.

Punjab reported 99,378 cases. KPK recorded 37,776, Islamabad reported 16,581, Gilgit Baltistan reported 3,778, Balochistan recorded 15,257 and AJK recorded 2,698 cases.