Fawad Chaudhry urges parties to postpone public gatherings to stem second wave of virus

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

10th Oct, 2020. 11:20 am
Fawad Chaudhry Tweet

Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, on Saturday urges political parties to postpone their planned public gatherings for at least three months to prevent the spread of COVID-19’s second wave.

In a Twitter post, he said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Coronavirus has issued new standard operating procedures (SOPs).

It has restricted weddings in terms of both numbers of guests and duration of the function and other events in view of the second wave of the deadly virus in Pakistan.

Fawad said political parties should demonstrate a sense of responsibility and postpone their public gathers for a period of three months. He also urged the opposition to put off their anti-government movement until next year.

Earlier, the NCOC had observed that the coronavirus situation can become worse if SOPs are violated by wedding halls. The command centre also rolled out a set of new guidelines to prevent the resurgence of cases.

As per the new SOPs, only 300 guests inside halls and 500 guests for an outdoor function will be allowed. The duration of ceremonies also reduced to two hours.

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