With the Sudden Outbreak of Coronavirus Cases Across the Country again, Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for NCC Meeting

With the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus cases across the country again, Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for an NCC meeting

On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan called for a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Tuesday to discuss the fast-spreading Covid-19 infections across the country. 

In the meeting tomorrow, Prime Minister will be updated by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) about the current situation of the coronavirus cases in the country. 

Hours before the development came, Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning and Development, tweeted that the government is considering over adding further precautionary measures to restrain the growing trend of coronavirus infections in the populace. 

Using the social media site, Asad Umar said that the additional measures which can be helpful in controlling the rising spread of coronavirus were discussed by the NCOC today. 

He continued that the recommendations discussed would be nominated in the NCC meeting, which has been called for tomorrow. 

Immediate measures are needed to be taken as soon as possible so as to fight the spread of the deadly virus without cutting down economic activities. 

Resurgence of Covid-19 

On Sunday, the rate of positive cases of coronavirus rushed past 4%, which is the highest so far since August. 

1,123 new coronavirus cases were recorded in a single day, in the country, which is the highest number of positive cases recorded in the country in over three months. So far twelve victims of the fatal virus have given up on life. 

Tightened up Restrictions 

Multiple warnings have been issued by the federal authorities in the past few days in light of the growing number of positive cases of the virus in the country which is partly due to the fact that masses have been ignorant towards the implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provided by the authorities. 

Last week, as part of the additional precautionary measures, new rules were put forward by the NCOC, including the early closure of the wedding halls, amusement parks, and shopping malls as well as wearing a face mask in the public place made mandatory.  

The Planning and Development Minister said that nonetheless, NCOC has restricted the public activities involving high risk, the spread can only be prevented when people take the precautions seriously. 

High Contributors 

Indoor restaurants and wedding halls have been said by the NCOC to be the high contributors to the rising number of positive cases and the spread of the infectious disease earlier this month. 

Followed by the observation came the announcement from NCOC on October 9 that it was issuing new guidelines for wedding halls, parks, and other public places, with the number of guests limited to 300 for indoor activities and 500 for outdoor activities and the halls to be closed down by 10 pm.