NCOC EXTENDS IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to extend the closure of all educational institutions in areas with high levels of the coronavirus outbreak until September 15 to control Pakistan’s Jovid-19 pandemic.
The decision was made at an NCOC meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, chaired by Planning Minister Assad Omar.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to extend a series of additional non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in the high coronavirus outbreaks in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad for a week.
The NCOC said in a statement that the restrictions imposed in 15 districts of Punjab until September 12 had been extended until September 15; Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khanewal, Multan, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan; Eight districts of the CP; Peshawar, Swabi, Malakand, Swat, Haripur, Abbotabad, Mansehra and Dera Ismail Khan; and Islamabad.
Within the restrictions, all open and closed gatherings and intercity public transport will be banned, and indoor gyms and educational institutions will remain closed.
Separately today, the NCOC team, along with Islamabad Capital Area (ICT) assistants, visited various parts of the city on Thursday to verify compliance of COVID-19 Standards with Operational Procedures (SOPs) in educational institutions.
The NCOC team, along with the Commissioner’s assistants, visited areas including Badia Mera G-15, G-11, H-8, Bhara Kahu.
The relevant AC sealed and fined private sector schools in various fields for opening their facilities, despite open closure instructions.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said in Covid-19 on Thursday that 84 deaths and 4,062 incidents had been recorded in the previous 24 hours.
The death toll rose to 26,497 after 84 people died from the virus, he said.