NCOC decides to take action against illegal cattle markets Virus kills 54 Pakistanis, infects 1,209 in one day

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The National Command and Control Centre on Friday decided to launch a crackdown against illegal cattle markets across the country.
The NCOC, in an important decision ahead of Eidul Adha, has decided to take action against the cattle markets, which are illegally set up in the country.
The move has been taken to ensure implementation of the standard operating procedures in the cattle markets and to ensure health of the masses.
Serious violation of the SOPs are being reported in the cattle markets across the country. Illegal cattle markets had been established in various parts of Karachi.
The police and local administration seems uninterested in taking action against illegal cattle markets established at Safoora Chowarngi, People’s Chowrangi, Nazimabad, Golimar, Liaquatabad, Orangi, Malir, Korangi, and other parts of the city.
The markets could become hotspots of Covid-19 due to a lack of precautionary measures taken against the virus. They are further causing traffic jams at major thoroughfares of the city.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has confirmed 54 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 270,400. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,763 on Friday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center 1,209 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 115,883 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 91,423 in Punjab, 32,898 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,523 in Balochistan, 14,766 in Islamabad 1,918 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,989 in Azad Kashmir.
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the Sindh government is fully aware of the plight of marriage hall owners due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a final decision regarding reopening the halls will be taken “soon”.