ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Expressing fears regarding spread of coronavirus, Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that the pandemic will further spread if SOPs not followed by the citizens. Addressing a news conference, the special assistant said that the sale of sacrificial animals and establishment of cattle markets within cities are strictly banned across the country. The special preparations have been made in consultations with all stakeholders to implement Standard Operating Procedure during Eid Days, he added. He said that the pandemic will further spread if SOPs not followed by the citizens. He said SOPs should also be followed during offering of Eid Prayers. He advised citizens to prefer purchasing of Sacrificing animal through online instead of going to cattle markets. Dr Zafar Mirza also urged the people to prefer collective sacrifice arranged instead of individual fulfilment of the ritual to maintain social distancing and contain the spread of coronavirus.