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    Pakistan: NCOC warns public of shutting down services

    NCOC urges the people to follow SOPs as COVID-19 cases rise.

    Islamabad, Pakistan: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases warned that the public continued to ignore Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), they will have no choice but to suspend services.

    Transportation stations, wedding halls, cafes, and other places of the public gathering were termed as potential hubs for COVID-19. The provincial government was ordered to manage these spots and take essential steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    NCOC held a special meeting, attended by chief sectaries of all provinces. NCOC held the meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the provinces.

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    Ministry of National Health Services stated that NCOC has been monitoring
    the COVID-19 situation. Strict actions would be taken if precautions would be violated and SOPs not followed.

    A rise is seen in COVID-19 cases along with an increase in deaths. Chief sectaries of provinces were ordered to enforce SOPs at all costs.

    Strict measures should be taken against those who violated SOPs, the report said. Dr. Faisal Sultan, who is a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health cautioned the people that the situation is turning bitter in big cities like Islamabad, Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur, Gilgit, and Multan.

    He further said that we may see Junes situation if we continue to blatantly violent SOPs
    On June 14 6825 cases were reported but cases began to decrease and only 300 cases were reported in September on daily basis. Now the daily count is near to 600 cases in November.

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    He urged the public to sanitize and wear masks. He also asked the shopkeepers to let people in if they are not wearing masks.

    19 deaths were reported on 20 October. It is feared that the cases may rise.
    Dr. Faisal Sultan termed the next two weeks as most crucial adding that the whole world had praised Pakistan’s efforts to control the deadly COVID-19 virus.

    COVID-19 was first originated in the Wuhan province of China last December.
    Pakistan had closed its borders. In the last week of February, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Pakistan.

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    A high scale meeting compromising top military and government was addressed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. World Health Organization s (WHO) guidelines were discussed.

    Imran Khan directed the officials to devise a comprehensive program to tackle Corona.
    A lockdown was implemented on 16 March.

    The lockdown was lifted and shops and restaurants were opened on 10 August.

    Schools and educational institutes were opened from 15 September.

    After easing in lockdown, people populated public places and SOPs were violated.

    Addisie Arega
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