ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has reportedly suggested Eid ul Fitr holidays for complete one week this year, because of the prevailing situation of coronavirus.
Local media has quoted sources as saying that the forum also recommended complete closure of intercity public transport on this occasion to contain the pandemic. Closure of tourist spots across Pakistan was also discussed, however a final decision in this regard would be taken after consultation with the provincial governments.
The NCOC has decided to defer non-emergent elective surgeries in all private and public hospitals of the country.
The NCOC meeting conducted a complete supply and demand analysis in order to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals amid spiking Covid-19 disease spread.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan and Minister for Industries and Production Khusro Bakhtyar specially participated in the meeting.
The forum also deliberated on the actions taken by various stakeholders in areas where lockdown is to be implemented due to high positivity ratio.
The Managing Director of Utility Stores Corporation briefed the meeting about availability and provision of stocks for the areas where complete lockdown could be enforced.