To prevent a meltdown due to Covid-19’s adverse economic effects, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has agreed to open more businesses in line with provincial input, in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The decision was taken at an NCOC meeting to examine long-term and short-term Covid-19 strategy titled ‘Living with the Pandemic,’ chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Growth and Special Initiatives Asad Umar.
The forum insisted that only a small number of guests, one dish and “strict” compliance with the SOPs should be permitted to function at the marriage halls. Asad Umar has instructed the authorities concerned to measure Covid-19’s economic effect during the first quarter of the current calendar year.
Wearing Masks Is Mandatory Now
After the NCOC meeting, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza, addressed a press conference calling on the masses to strictly follow precautionary protocols and social distancing steps to curb Covid-19’s spread.
He said wearing face masks in crowded places was made compulsory to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 67,000 people and killed more than 1,400 people across Pakistan so far.
Extracted from City42 News