The National Command and Operation Centre was informed that guidelines have been prepared and shared with all provinces for Eidul Azha.
While chairing the meeting to review Eidul Azha cattle market management, epidemic curve chart and the availability of Covid-19 medicines, the Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said an effective mechanism must be introduced to monitor social distancing and the implementation of standard operating procedures.
The centre suggested setting up cattle markets on the outskirts of cities for a specified time period, compulsory testing of animal handlers and engaging ulema for the implementation of SOPs on the eve of Eid.
Asad said that over the past 20 days, there has been a 28 per cent decrease in the number of Covid-19 patients who were placed on ventilators or needed oxygen supply, Planning Minister Asad Umar said in a tweet. Meanwhile, Pakistan on Saturday confirmed 65 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 248,135. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,170.
Till now 103,820 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 85,991 in Punjab, 30,078 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,157 in Balochistan, 13,927 in Islamabad, 1,630 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,532 in Azad Kashmir.