Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governments have decided to put their foot down to ensure the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus.
Media reports said that Chief Secretary Punjab Jawad Rafique Malik has decided to seal several bigger markets of the province over negligence of the designed SOPs in the wake of coronavirus.
While briefing the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the chief secretary said that reports emerging that several markets of the province are not implementing the SOPs.
Action in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi will start within a few hours.
On the other hand, Several shopping centers sealed in Peshawar and different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for violating the SOPs devised to curb the spread of coronavirus. In Upper Dir and Shangla, the administration sealed the general bus stands for not following SOPs set by the government.
It reported on Wednesday that the federal government considering tightening smart lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19.
Let it be known that The national toll of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has passed 85000 with 1770 recorded deaths.
As per details, cases have surged to 85,264 with a record case of 4,688 in the last 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), so far, 32,910 cases have been detected in Sindh, 31,104 in Punjab, 11,373 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,224 in Balochistan, 3,544 in Islamabad, 285 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 824 in Gilgit Baltistan.
The country also recorded 82 deaths compared to 67 deaths recorded on Wednesday. So far, 615,511 tests conducted across the country.with 20,167 new tests during the period of the last 24 hours.