NCOC closes operations as Covid-19 indicators hit ‘all time low’


The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the nation’s never centre for handling the Covid-19 pandemic, ceased its operations on Thursday after the country’s pandemic indicators touched an ‘all-time low’.

The announcement was made by NCOC head and Minister for Planning and Development and Asad Umar on Twitter.

“With Allah’s mercy and support of the entire nation, we have been able to overcome this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19,” the minister said in a tweet. “Today is the last day of NCOC operation.

With Covid indicators at all-time lows and high level of vaccination, baton (has) now being passed on to health ministry.”

He added that chairing the NCOC during the last two years and working with the ‘dedicated team’ had been the greatest ‘privilege and honour’ of his life. Briefing media in Islamabad on the occasion, Umar said all the institutions and different segments of the society.


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