NCOC recommends week-long holidays for Eid ul Fitr

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), on Monday has recommended a week-long holiday for Eid ul Fitr, pertaining to the pandemic’s outbreak situation.

According to the sources, the NCOC also proposed a complete ban on inter-city public transport service on the eve of Eid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The meeting also suggested the closure of tourist spots across the country on Eid ul Fitr. However, the final decision will be taken after consultation will all the provinces, the sources added.

The meeting suggested closing all commercial activities, except essential services, for one week across the country. The NCOC meeting directed the education ministry to ensure the implementation of coronavirus-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while conducting exams of Cambridge students.

Earlier today, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar had confirmed the deployment of Pakistan Army troops in 16 cities of the country to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Moreover, the DG ISPR, while addressing an important press conference on the coronavirus situation, had said earlier that the army had been deployed in cities where the rate of coronavirus positivity had exceeded 16 percent.

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