NCOC starts rolling back restrictions from cities with 60% vaccination
Staff Reporter Islamabad
The National Command and Operation Centre has decided to roll back all Covid-19 related restrictions from cities where at least 60% of the population has gotten itself vaccinated against the disease, it emerged on Saturday.
The decision was made in an National Command and Operation Centre meeting headed by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar after reviewing progress in vaccination campaigns in various cities.
In its statement, the National Command and Operation Centre declared Islamabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Gilgit and Mirpur as “Best Cities” for achieving vaccination of 60% of their population.
Rawalpindi, Skardu, Hunza, Peshawar, Jhelum and other cities have been declared “vaccinated” as 40% to 60% of the population in the cities has gotten the coronavirus shot.
All virus-related curbs have been abolished from marriage ceremonies, social gatherings, businesses, indoor dining and sports activities in cities with a 60% vaccination rate.
All public transport will be allowed to function with an occupancy level of 100% in these cities.
However, in the rest of the cites, prevailing Covid-19 restrictions on marriage ceremonies, gatherings and sports activities will remain in force, at least till November 15.
Public transport will be allowed to function with a maximum occupancy level of 80% in these cities.
The decision will be reviewed on November 12. Asad Umar told he was happy to report that seven crore people have now received at least one dose while four crore are fully vaccinated in Pakistan.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the minister said, “The yearend target for 2021 was to vaccinate seven crore people.” With two months to go, we will meet and exceed the target, he hoped.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 10 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,272,345.