December 1, 2023

PM appeals nation to follow SOPs amid COVID-19 surge


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday appealed the nation to follow the anti-COVID SOPs as a surge was being recorded in the coronavirus cases in the country.
PM, who chaired a meeting to discuss the COVID situation, said that the frontline health workers and doctors had rendered numerous sacrifices to keep the countrymen safe from the disease,, and also paid tribute to them.
Therefore, he urged the people not to squander the success achieved against the coronavirus. PM directed chief secretaries of the provinces to ensure implementation of the SOPs at crowded places, besides enforcing full vaccination, booster doses, use of masks and sanitizers.
He also called for use of masks and sanitizers at the cattle markets set up ahead of Eidul Azha, weddings and other private gatherings.
PM said adherence to the SOPs was inevitable for the safety of one’s own as well as the dear ones.
He said the performance of all institutions particularly the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had been laudable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
meeting was briefed in detail about COVID-19 situation at local as well as global level.
It was told that overall a downward trend was being observed in number of cases across the world.
participants were told that the new variant of the Omicron led to a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the country. On June 28, over 3% cases were reported in the country on June 28, though ratio of hospitalization in this variant was lesser than that of the previous waves.

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