The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has directed to impose strict steps to control recent hike in coronavirus cases in the country.
The Federal Minister Planning and Development, Asad Umar chaired a meeting of the NCOC on which he expressed concern over hike in COVID-19 cases in the country, Chief Secretaries of the provinces attended the session by video link.
It was observed in the NCOC meeting that the situation of coronavirus being monitored thoroughly and in case of lack of improvement in compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs), there will be no choice but to take difficult decisions,
As per to the NCOC statement “The services could be shutdown if the situation not improved.” “Strict measures could be imposed again in case of non-compliance of the SOPs,”
The cases of COVID-19 increasing sharply due to gross violation of the standard operating procedures. The services will be closed again if the breach of SOPs will be continued.
The NCOC statement further said that “The number of deaths also increasing along with the hike in COVID-19 cases,”
The The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) directed provincial chief secretaries to ensure compliance of the SOPs adding that the provinces should take strict actions and impose heavy fines over breach of the safety measures.
The provinces were also advised to enhance monitoring of public transport, markets, wedding halls and eateries. The NCOC instructed for strict monitoring of the public meetings and gatherings.
The NCOC said that the COVID-19 spreading sharply from the high risk sections of the society, advising strict compliance of wearing masks and maintaining social distance, The NCOC session also directed strict action against those violating the safety measures.
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