NCOC issues new guidelines to curb second wave of COVID-19

Duniya News-2 months before

The NCOC has issued the recent guidelines as part of implementation of Stage-2 Non Pharmaceuticals Interventions (NPIs) in addition to Stage-1 NPIs which will remain in force till January 31, 2021 in major cities with high positivity and higher disease spread potential.

However, it included Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzzafarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, Quetta, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Abbottabad.

The second NPIs is comprised implementation of GB model for enforcement of wearing mask which is Rs100 fine and three masks to be issued on spot.

Moreover, a ban on indoor marriages is also imposed whereas only outdoor marriages are allowed with upper limit of 1,000 persons which will be effective from November 20.

In order to ensure clarity and effective implementation, supplementary details are also being issued separately.

Keeping in view the surging risk of COVID-19 cases, the policy of “Work from Home” for 50 percent of the staff in all public and private offices is to be encouraged for strict adherence to mitigate disease spread.

In the latest guidelines issued, the quarters concerned are directed to focus on enforcing relatively broader smart lockdowns based on hotspot areas.

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