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NCOC finishes cattle business SOPs ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

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The National Command and Operations Center completed Monday’s Standard Operating Procedures on livestock markets and smart lockdowns in many locations around the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.


The session was informed in today’s meeting presided by NCOC chairman Asad Umar that the preparation for congregational prayers would be the same as it was for Eid-ul-Fitr.


The session was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, Provincial Minister of Health Yasmin Rashid, and Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, along with other Provincials. The forum has been told that on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha about 700 cattle markets will run across Pakistan, for which required guidance have been forwarded.


Addressing the session via video link, Umar said cattle market management is very necessary for containing coronavirus spread as people travel back and forth during this period. The minister said the cattle markets would be set up outside the cities and a schematic of these would be circulated with all in order to be able to obey safety standards and guidance.


The chairman of the NCOC said local authorities would ensure that the cattle markets run between 6 am and 7 pm. It was agreed, among other rules, that screening is necessary for all who access the markets. People would be told to see to it that they carry face masks and maintain social isolation. To stop overcrowding, the officials would be required to ensure that only a limited amount of citizens are permitted inside any one time.


Thanks to a higher number of coronavirus cases and a potential lockout plan, the group also addressed smart lockdowns implemented in some regions. The NCOC classified 30 cities as COVID hotspots, utilizing auto trace and National Information Technology Board maps to optimize the contaminated population. There are currently 321 smart lockdowns around Pakistan being implemented, the NCOC statement added.


Under the smart lockdown strategy, the forum was told that 750,000 people who came in contact with people infected with COVID had been traced. Officials reported that COVID-positive patients across the country were placed under domestic isolation or quarantine to potentially save ‘about 300,000 people from infection.’ “Through merging RRTs (Rapid Response Teams) and call centers, touch tracking is being improved,” the statement added.


Community societies play a crucial function in the war against COVID-19, where associations with regional community networks, other organizations, etc. engage in different events, promoting municipal policy. Asad Umar congratulates Punjab Govt on virus steps

Asad Umar said on social media he hailed the provincial government’s actions against coronavirus in a talk with CM Punjab Usman Buzdar. He also encouraged conformity with the SOPs, the minister said, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.