While addressing a press conference along with the SAPM, Dr Faisal Sultan, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) decided to expand testing capacity in the high-risk areas of the country amid the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.
The NCOC chief said that the South African variant of the COVID-19 pandemic is most dangerous as compared to earlier ones, He feared that the new variant of the COVID-19 will come to Pakistan.
Asad Umra said that ban has been imposed on the arrival of the passengers from the countries, where the Omicron virus has been detected, added that further steps are being taken in this context.
The Federal Minister, While terming the vaccination, the only solution to fight the coronavirus, He appealed masses to get get the vaccine jabs as soon as possible.
Asad Umar also announced that “Decision about booster shots will be taken tomorrow,”
On the other hand, The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has notified a new travel advisory for Category-C countries after the emergence of a new COVID variant, Omicron.
The authority has enlisted 17 countries in the fresh travel advisory, South Africa, Hong Kong, Iraq, Namibia and Ukraine among them, The passengers traveling from the category-c countries would require permission from the NCOC to enter Pakistan.
The CAA further said that “Passengers would have to compulsorily provide evidence of full coronavirus vaccination,”
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