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Code of conduct ready for Muharram, Aug 14


ISLAMABAD:

The officials on Friday told the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) that a complete code of conduct was prepared to ensure coronavirus protocol ahead of the Independence Day and Muharram.

It includes social distancing, wearing face masks and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The centre, under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, deliberated in length on the road map and measures post opening up various sectors and upcoming two major events including Independence Day and Muharram.

It was informed that wearing face masks, including simple cloth masks helped in containing the Covid-19 spread.

Umar said that opening up of various sectors should be followed with the health guidelines. The coronavirus threat was still there and if health guidelines would not be followed then there was always a threat that disease could again spread, he added.

The minister said: “People of Pakistan have been very responsive and they have shown great patience and compliance to various health guidelines. If the same spirit is followed up till Muharram it will help to mitigate health challenges.”

He urged federal and provincial administrations to ensure public safety and well-being through effective measures during the upcoming Muharram.

Federal Minister for Interior Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and others also attended the meeting.



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