892 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in capital

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Health officials on Saturday said that 892 new Coronavirus cases were reported in the federal capital during the last 24 hours.

According to an official of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), as many as 1,359 cases were reported on Friday while 1,131 cases were reported on Thursday. He said so far 115,939 cases were reported from the federal capital and 975 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) while 108,525 patients had been recovered completely.

Meanwhile, the government has waived off the booster shorts fee for those visiting abroad, and now they can get a free booster while showing their documents. This booster was already free for the general public.

On the direction of the Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued surveillance of different areas of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors. They also started taking action on a violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to the coronavirus while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps by its inspection teams.

The administration had been asked to take action on the violation of SOPs at shops, workshops and restaurants. The inspection teams had been directed to issue notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops in case of violation of SOPs.

Commenting on the situation, an official of the Ministry of National Health Services said that several local-level administrative decisions were made to control the disease.

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