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Major progress over COVID-19 as NCOC eases restrictions

Major progress over COVID-19 as NCOC eases restrictions
June 9, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - A major progress in the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country as the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) eased the restrictions for business.

The NCOC eased restrictions for business as it has been decided to close the business for one day instead of two days. The day will be decided by all the provincial units themselves. The indoor gym is allowed to open. Vaccination will be mandatory for all gym members. It has been decided to lift the ban on certain non-contact sports.

It has been decided to maintain the ban on shrines and seminars. The policy of 50 per cent staff working from home and ban on inter-provincial transport two days a week has been lifted. The 50 per cent coverage on public transport has been increased to 70 per cent, while the NCOC has decided to maintain other restrictions on wearing masks.

Nationwide vaccination campaign

According to the NCOC, it was decided to run a nationwide vaccination campaign against corona in three parts. Vaccination is mandatory for government and non-government employees. All employees have been instructed to make corona vaccination mandatory by June 30. From June 11, all citizens over the age of 18 will be able to get walk-in vaccinations.

It was also decided to keep the vaccination centers open on Friday instead of Sunday. From June 11, all vaccination centers will be open from 8am to 10pm. The IT procedure for verification of vaccination certificates will be adopted by the end of June.

Pakistan achieved major milestone

Pakistan has achieved a major milestone of administering 10 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine. A ceremony marking the achievement was held at the NCOC in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Planning Asad Umer expressed satisfaction over the vaccination drive. He, however, said we have a long way to go as our target is to vaccinate seventy million people by the end of this year.

Asad Umar said about three hundred thousand to three hundred and fifty thousand people on daily basis are registering themselves for the vaccination.

The minister said the measures taken in the wake of third wave of COVID-19 have shown positive results and there is a visible reduction in the positivity ratio. He said that three thousand people are still on critical care in hospitals and the threat is not over yet.

Asad Umar appealed to all segments of the society to increasingly participate in the vaccination drive as it is the only way to lift all the Covid related restrictions in the country.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain was also present on the occasion.