ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has warned of a potential spike in Coronavirus Cases if health guidelines and code of conduct for Muharram-ul-Haram processions are not followed.
In its review meeting with the Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in the Chair in Islamabad on Monday, the NCOC deliberated at length on upcoming Muharram-ul Haram processions and measures to ensure public health and safety.
In his remarks at the meeting, the planning minister said that as we have opened various sectors particularly tourism, there is a need to trace, track, and test those people who are linked with various sectors.
The Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri briefed the forum that assistance is being sought from Ulema for formulating comprehensive protocols and health guidelines during the Muharram procession.
The provinces apprised the NCOC plan of action to meet challenges post opening up various sectors.
In Pakistan, the total number of people having been infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has mounted to 284,660 after 539 more people tested positive on Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, 15 infected people also lost their lives which took the tally of dead people to 6,097, as per the NCOC data.