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Committees formed to oversee implementation of SOPs: NCOC

Committees formed to oversee implementation of SOPs: NCOC

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Chairman National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) Asad Umar (left) can be seen during a meeting at the NCOC in Islamabad. – NCOC / File

The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said on Tuesday that monitoring teams have been formed at the federal, provincial and district levels to ensure implementation of Coronavirus SOPs from May 8 to 16.

The NCOC said in a statement that the development took place during a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and chaired by National Coordinator Lt. Gen. Hamood Azzaman Khan. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan was also present in the meeting.

The forum said that during this period, all businesses and shops would remain closed with some exceptions such as food shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol pumps and bakeries, adding that there would be a complete ban on tourism for both locals. Will be. And outsiders.

“All tourist destinations, formal and informal picnic spots, public parks, shopping malls, tourist attractions / picnic spots / all hotels and restaurants to remain closed,” he said.

“Travel nodes to tourist destinations [will also remain] Close; Focus on [the areas of] Murree, Galyat, Swat Kalam, Sea View / Beach and Northern Areas [will remain]”

‘SOP compliance improves after deployment of Pakistan Army’

Omar, meanwhile, noted a significant improvement in the implementation of the Corvirus SOP compliance since firm enforcement measures have been put in place across the country, including the deployment of troops.

In a tweet, the minister pointed out that the national average compliance has increased from 34% on April 25 to 68% on May 3.

Omar wrote on Twitter, “SOP compliance has improved significantly since strong enforcement measures, including troop deployments. On April 25, the national average compliance doubled from 34% to 68%.” Omar wrote on Twitter.

The Minister also stressed on the need to maintain and maintain this level of compliance till Eid in particular.

3,377 new coronavirus infections

According to data provided by the NCOC on Tuesday, there were 3,377 new coronavirus infections in Pakistan, bringing the total to 834,146 nationwide.

The country last reported 3,953 new coronavirus infections on April 5.

At least 161 new deaths have brought the death toll in the country to 18,310. Punjab has the highest number of deaths in the country, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The coronavirus positive rate is 8.9%.