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NCOC Identifies Top 20 Cities across Pakistan with potential COVID-19 Hotspots

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) through the Test, Track and Quarantine (TTQ) has identified Top 20 Cities across Pakistan with potential COVID-19 Hotspots & Clusters.

In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of containment of COVID-19 through smart lockdown strategy, the NCOC undertook a comprehensive review of potential COVID Clusters & Hotspots across Pakistan.

A total of 20 Cities across Pakistan have been identified as having a likely increase in ratio/speed of infection which needs restrictive measures for containment of COVID -19.

The same is being shared with provinces by the NCOC.COVID-19 Hotspots in Pakistan - The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) through the Test, Track and Quarantine (TTQ) has identified Top 20 Cities across Pakistan with potential COVID-19 Hotspots & Clusters. In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of containment of COVID-19 through smart lockdown strategy, the NCOC undertook a comprehensive review of potential COVID Clusters & Hotspots across Pakistan. A total of 20 Cities across Pakistan have been identified as having a likely increase in ratio/speed of infection which needs restrictive measures for containment of COVID -19. The same is being shared with provinces by the NCOC. In Islamabad, G-9/2 and G-9/3 had more than 300 Coronavirus Cases and were sealed along with Karachi Company. Following are the new Hotspots in Islamabad which are being monitored and might be sealed including; I-8 I-10 Ghauri Town Bhara Kahu G-6 G-7 Various Cities across the Country which have witnessed an increase in infection cases and have been identified by the NCOC for necessary restrictive measures which include; Karachi Lahore Quetta Peshawar Rawalpindi Islamabad Faisalabad Multan Gujranwala Swat Hyderabad Sukkur Sialkot Gujarat Ghotki Larkana Khairpur Dera Ghazi Khan Malakand Mardan It’s worth mentioning that the TTQ is aimed at identifying disease spread, focused Clusters/Hotspots to enable targeted lockdowns and need-driven resource optimization at all levels. The TTQ strategy has been formulated to keep the spread of the disease in check while different sectors open up. The TTQ strategy involves ramping up of testing, rapidly tracing the contacts of confirmed positive cases, and effective quarantining of positive and suspected cases. The NCOC was briefed in detail about the operationalization of additional oxygenated beds & vents including the procurement of these critical healthcare equipments by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as announced by the prime minister. A total of 2,150 additional oxygenated beds will be functional by the end July to meet the additional requirements. Likewise, 1,000 oxygenated beds will be functional by the end June and another 1,150 oxygenated beds by the end July.

In Islamabad, G-9/2 and G-9/3 had more than 300 Coronavirus Cases and were sealed along with Karachi Company.

Following are the new Hotspots in Islamabad which are being monitored and might be sealed including;

  • I-8
  • I-10
  • Ghauri Town
  • Bhara Kahu
  • G-6
  • G-7

Various Cities across the Country which have witnessed an increase in infection cases and have been identified by the NCOC for necessary restrictive measures which include;

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Quetta
  • Peshawar
  • Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad
  • Faisalabad
  • Multan
  • Gujranwala
  • Swat
  • Hyderabad
  • Sukkur
  • Sialkot
  • Gujarat
  • Ghotki
  • Larkana
  • Khairpur
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Malakand
  • Mardan

It’s worth mentioning that the TTQ is aimed at identifying disease spread, focused Clusters/Hotspots to enable targeted lockdowns and need-driven resource optimization at all levels.

The TTQ strategy has been formulated to keep the spread of the disease in check while different sectors open up.

The TTQ strategy involves ramping up of testing, rapidly tracing the contacts of confirmed positive cases, and effective quarantining of positive and suspected cases.

The NCOC was briefed in detail about the operationalization of additional oxygenated beds & vents including the procurement of these critical healthcare equipments by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as announced by the prime minister.

A total of 2,150 additional oxygenated beds will be functional by the end July to meet the additional requirements.

Likewise, 1,000 oxygenated beds will be functional by the end June and another 1,150 oxygenated beds by the end July.

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