Faisal asks people to adhere to Covid-19 SOPs


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Faisal Sultan has asked the people to adhere to precautionary measures against Covid-19.
Talking to the media persons here on Wednesday, he said it is important to avoid the spread of the pandemic. He said the government would continue its smart lockdown policy during the second wave of the Covid-19 without putting additional pressure on the common man.
He urged people to continue to follow the SOPs regarding coronavirus, including maintaining social distancing, use of face masks and washing hands with sanitiser.
Dr Faisal said that coronavirus cases are increasing in the country day by day and only implementation of precautionary measures can help stop the second wave of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has been recommended to curb the spread of novel coronavirus through the imposition of micro-smart lockdown due to a consistent hike in the cases in the fourth consecutive week.
A session of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was held under the chair of Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar here on Wednesday. The session was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and other concerned officials.
During the session, the participants reviewed the government’s steps and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised for curbing coronavirus spread.
During a briefing, it was told that the virus is spreading due to unnecessary gatherings, crowded markets and organisation of events at wedding halls. It was also highlighted that the lack of implementation on SOPs and other precautionary measures are also among the prime causes of another spike in cases.
It has been recommended to curb the spread of Covid-19 through the imposition of micro and smart lockdown in Covid-19 hotspots.
Chief secretaries also apprised the strategy and measures adopted to stop the virus spread in the provinces during the session.
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had rejected the closure of businesses, schools and industries again in view of rising novel coronavirus cases during its second wave in Pakistan.—TLTP