ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has imposed a lockdown in high-risk areas of the country from March 29 due to the third wave of Corona pandemic, while indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies have been banned across the country from April 5.
According statement issued by the NCOC the meeting of the National Command and Operations Center was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar. The meeting decided to lock down the Corona Spread Areas from Monday, March 29.
All events, including social, cultural and political processions, have been banned altogether. However, indoor and outdoor weddings have been banned across the country since April 5.
The NCOC restrictions will take effect immediately. Depending on the circumstances, the provinces may meet the vaccination target set by the NCOC in a timely manner.
The statement further said that the final decision on inter-provincial transport would be taken in consultation with the provinces, taking into account all land, air and railway data.
On the other hand, Federal Minister Asad Omar said in this regard that due to the increase in the rate of positive corona, hospitals are filling up fast and the number of patients in critical condition is also increasing.
Asad Omar said that the Chief Secretaries have been directed to strictly implement the SOPs for the prevention of Corona epidemic.
It is to be noted that the rate of corona positive cases in the country remained at 10.4% even today and 57 more people died, 4767 new patients came forward in 24 hours.