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NCOC announces stricter restrictions amid spike in COVID Cases

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Session was held in Islamabad on Wednesday morning with the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the Chair.

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The National Coordinator Major General Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Co-chaired the NCOC meeting.

The forum took a detailed review of the current COVID situation in the Country and corresponding Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs).

After a deliberate and consultative process with federating units, the forum agreed on the implementation of the undermentioned NPIs/decisions.

These decisions will be implemented from January 20, 31, 2022 with a review on January 27, 2022 at the NCOC. However, NPIs for the wedding sector will remain effective till February 5, 2022.

Meanwhile, the COVID -19 positivity ratio jumped to 9.48% in the Country as 5,472 new Coronavirus Cases were recorded and 8 patients died in the Country on January 18.

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