NCOC issues warning of another lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Oct, 2020. 02:11 pm
Coronavirus

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Wednesday issued a warning for another lockdown amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases in Pakistan.

According to the details, during the session today,  NCOC said it is closely monitoring the situation. If there is no improvement in SOPs compliance observed, NCOC will have no choice but to revert to strict measures leading to re-closures of services.

The chief secretaries, who attended the meeting, were directed to “strictly implement” SOPs and were asked to take “strict punitive actions” in case of violation.

It also directed officials to put a “special focus” on the perceived high-risk sectors of transport, markets, marriage halls, restaurants and public gatherings.

“Wearing of the mask and social distancing must be ensured. Administrative actions are initiated against violators,” the NCOC told the chief secretaries.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

660 more people tested covid positive after the tests of 26,670 over the last twenty-four hours.

According to the latest statistics, the virus claimed the lives of nineteen more people during the last twenty-four hours.

The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 308,674. There are now 9,378 active cases in the country.

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