ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Friday said that after reports of potential spread of COVID-19 through indoor restaurants and marriage halls, the National Command Operation Center (NCOC) had asked all the provinces and federating units to launch a crackdown against violation of the Standard Operative Procedures (SOPs).
In his tweet, the minister who also chaired the meetings of NCOC, said “Indoor restaurants and marriage halls are emerging as high contributors to COVID-19 spread. We must not allow irresponsible behaviour of some to put the health of everyone at risk,” he added.
Meanwhile, around six marriage halls and 103 restaurants have been closed in Karachi due to non-compliance with health guidelines and Coronavirus prevalence in their premises.
The NCOC instructed all provinces including Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to ensure implementation of health guidelines.