NCOC bans unvaccinated people from traveling in trains

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

09th Aug, 2021. 06:53 pm
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In order to increase the COVID vaccination drive in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to bar unvaccinated people from traveling in trains.

According to particulars from the NCOC conference commanded by Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, the unvaccinated people will not be permitted to travel through trains from October 1.

“Only vaccinated people could avail traveling facilities via train from October 1,” stated the NCOC.

The meeting further articulated apprehension over the spear in COVID-19 cases in Peshawar and Rawalpindi and focused on the provinces- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab- to safeguard firm application of the COVID SOPs in these areas.

The meeting regulated by Asad Umar also chaired by events occupied in the stir of the forthcoming month of Muharram moreover also stating its gratification over-vaccination drive in the country.

The NCOC meeting also stressed compelling actions to guarantee the management of a second COVID-19 dose in the country.

Whereas a report had formerly stated that Pakistan Railways put out a notification, calling for a 10pc Covid addition to be imposed on unvaccinated passengers from September 1 to make up for “the heavy cost” the department is the manner on account of 70% occupancy and additional sanitization.

On the contrary, the railways said unvaccinated passengers aged above 20 years will not be permitted to travel by trains without presenting their vaccination certificates from Jan 1, 2022, and there will be a comprehensive ban on travel without inoculation from April 1, 2022.

The railway ministry will set up vaccination centers at all major stations, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Karachi, and Rohri.

All PR employees have been given until August 31 to get themselves injected against the lethal novel virus with a cautionary that their earnings will be suspended in case of failure to get vaccinated.

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