Friday, October 7, 2022

Only fully vaccinated people allowed to prayer in mosques, worship places: NCOC

Only fully vaccinated people allowed to prayer in mosques, worship places: NCOC

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) session on Saturday took a detailed review of the COVID-19 situation in the country.

The forum agreed on implementation of essential protocols for mosques and worship places: only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed for prayers in mosques/worship places; mandatory mask wearing; removal of carpet, etc; maintaining 6-feet social distancing; elderly and co-morbid to preferably offer prayers at home; frequent hand sanitization; minimal attendance for the prayers; preferably perform ablution at home; opening of doors/windows for ventilation; preferably organizing prayers in open and short sermon for Friday prayers.

On Friday, the NCOC had decided to close educational institutions in high positivity cities for one week.

The COVID testing in educational institutions was carried out in major Omicron-hit cities to ascertain disease spread among students and ensure accurate disease mapping.

Data suggests a strong correlation between vaccination levels and infection rate in various cities.