Islamabad records 743 cases in a day, action taken over SOPs violations

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Zubair Qureshi

The novel coronavirus’ upward trend keeps going up in the federal capital as the city reported on Saturday 743 cases in last twenty-four hours.

With the latest addition in cases, total number of infections in the city has surged to 50,843.

A day earlier on Friday 620 cases were reported with a positivity of 8.5%. Giving a record of highest cases he said during first wave 771cases were the highest; 2nd wave, 571 cases were the highest while in 3rd wave, 743 cases have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Saturday intensified action against violators of Standard Operating Procedures amid third wave of corona virus pathogen.

The administration had ordered the closure of markets on Saturday and Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases in the federal capital continue to rise at an alarming rate.

As per details, AC Industrial Area prohibited the entry of general public at Faisal Mosque except those coming for offering routine prayers.

AC Rural visited restaurants, malls and shops to check implementation of Covid SOPs in Tarlai, PWD and Jinnah town and took action against the violators.

AC Industrial Area Owais Arshad visited sector I-8 and G-8 Markaz and closed all shops and restaurants that were functional.

Similarly, AC Shalimar, in compliance with notification issued by DC Office closed all the shops other than essential items/services. Those who were not following SOPs were fined.

AC Secretariat Aneel Saeed visited Marriott hotel and closed Nadia Cafe as per directions of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC.).

No outside guests were allowed for dine-in while in house guests were being served outside in open air under strict compliance of Covid protocols.

He also inspected schools/educational institutes in the area of Bhara Kahu, Kiyani Road after receiving public complaints and found no violation except one school where exams were being held under strict adherence to SOPs.

He briefed the traders about the latest directions of NCOC regarding measures to counter 3rd wave of pandemic.

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