Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Slider
Home Uncategorized Pakistan Warns Of New Lockdown As Covid-19 Cases Surge

Pakistan Warns Of New Lockdown As Covid-19 Cases Surge

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s top body warned citizens that strict measures, including lockdown, could be initiated to contain the infection if people don’t stop violating government guidelines, as the country”s COVID-19 mortality rate increased by 140 per cent compared to past few weeks.

In its statement the body said: “The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) is closely monitoring the situation. If there is no improvement in SOPs compliance observed, NCOC will have no choice but to revert to strict measures leading to re-closures of services.”

During a special session of the NCOC to monitor an increase in cases, the body led by Minister for Planning Asad Umar was informed that there is a clear resurgence of the virus while deaths are also increasing. All chief secretaries were directed to strictly implement standard operating procedures (SOPs), Geo TV reported, citing the statement.

It said: “Strict punitive actions on SOP violations will be initiated, adding that wearing of face masks and social distancing must be ensured.”

The NCOC statement comes a day after Umar said that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Pakistan has increased by 140 per cent in the last week and warned the public against ignoring the safety protocols.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet has expressed serious concern over the increase in coronavirus cases in the country and asked people to take necessary precautions against the expected second wave of the pandemic.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

Comments are closed.

Most Popular

Xiaomi India paid Rs 4,663 cr to Qualcomm as royalty remittance

After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized nearly Rs 5,551.3 crores from Xiaomi India under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for illegal remittances to foreign...

Google-led internet giants behind ‘biggest data breach ever recorded’

Call it mama of all data security breaches as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) on Monday revealed that Google and other internet...

Salman Khan Films to present Sudeepa’s ‘Vikrant Rona’ in north India

Kichcha Sudeepa's much-awaitedpan-India movie'Vikrant Rona'has got a further boost with Salman Khan Flicks presenting it in the north Indian request. Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Kichcha Sudeepa's much-awaited plan-India movie'Vikrant Rona'has got a further boost with Salman Khan Flicks presenting it in the north Indian request. The film which promises edge-of-the-seat thrills, releases...

Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in a dilemma

There was further to the high position meeting of leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in London than met the eye, informed sources...

Recent Comments