ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has urged the business community to ensure strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in markets and commercial areas to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
In a virtual meeting with the President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, he said the third wave of covid-19 has spread to a dangerous level and business community should play its role for strict compliance to SOPs.
The minister said reduction in coronavirus cases would help the government to consider easing restrictions on businesses.
Pakistan has reported 5,480 positive cases of covid-19 with 151 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Total 57,013 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as the positivity percentage was measured at 9.61%.