- Lockdown expected in Pakistan with high positivity ratio: A crucial NCC meeting is taking place today with PM Imran Khan as the chair.
- The federal government might enforce a lockdown in cities with a high positivity proportion.
- Business tasks and also workplaces might additionally be shut down because of the aggravating COVID-19 situation.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair an essential meeting of the National Coordination Board (NCC) to take a final decision on imposing a lockdown in cities where the positivity ratio is above 10%.
The conference will evaluate the existing pandemic scenario in the nation and also decide about imposing additional limitations as the 3rd wave of coronavirus wreaks havoc in Pakistan.
The NCC is a pinnacle body headed by the prime minister. All the chief ministers, government priests as well as other essential authorities are participants of it.
The session, arranged for 12:00 pm, will certainly be gone to by chief ministers, preachers and also chief assistants.
According to resources, there’s an opportunity that the NCC may reveal a lockdown in cities where the positivity ratio is exceeding 10% as hinted by Federal Minister for Preparation Asad Umar earlier today.
It is anticipated that industrial tasks and workplaces may additionally be shut due to the intensifying COVID-19 situation.
On Thursday, Umar and Unique Assistant on Wellness Dr Faisal Sultan contacted PM Khan and oriented him thoroughly about the coronavirus scenario in the country after which the NCC meeting was convened.
‘ Couple of days far from a total lockdown’
The National Command as well as Procedure Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday had actually suggested a lot more restrictions to regulate COVID-19.
“We will need to boost the limitations. If we do not consist of the fast spread of the pandemic, we will have no choice but to enforce a total lockdown in the huge cities,” Umar had claimed after chairing an NCOC meeting.
The priest had advised that this was the last chance for people to take the pandemic seriously as carried out in the very first wave in 2014. Otherwise, he warned, they would certainly have to endure stringent restrictions.
He was sorry for that neither was the public nor the management showing obligation to ensure full conformity with safety measures and anti-COVID SOPs released by the federal government.
Umar had alerted that the nation was just a couple of days far from a full lockdown so people must follow SOPs to stem the surge of COVID-19.