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How to Report COVID SOPs Violation in Pakistan

Coronavirus is serious and there’s a second wave of this horrific Infectious disease that is on the way. If you are in an area where there is an outbreak of COVID-19 you need to take the risk of this infection seriously.

Kindly follow the advice issued by national and local health authorities as a responsible citizen. Although for most people COVID-19 causes only mild illness, it can make some people very ill. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people and those with preexisting medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes appear to be more vulnerable. COVID may not affect you much but it can be dangerous for small kids at your home, Be cautious for them.

Procedure to Report COVID SOPs Violation in Pakistan

The National Command and Operations Centre has launched a WhatsApp number to discourage violation of COVID-19 SOPs for preparing the country to avoid a second wave of this contagious infection.

“With the arrival of second-wave and continued wide-scale violation of the SOPs, the NCOC has decided to seek citizens’ help for SOP compliance,” said NCOC chairman and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar.

Asad Umar further asked all the Pakistani people to take pictures of SOPs violations such as not wearing masks or not maintaining social distance in crowded places and send those images to a government-issued number along with the location.

You can send the following details on +92 335 3336262:

Location Name:

Tehsil / District / City:

Date and Time:

Event :

COVID-19 in Pakistan 

As many as 807 new confirmed cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 332,993. At least 21,688 tests were conducted across Pakistan.

The NCOC said 11 people succumbed to the virus in hospitals while 539 patients recovered. The country’s active cases stand at 12,121. 

The accumulated tally of coronavirus cases in Sindh stands at 145,475, 104,016 in Punjab, 19,818 in Islamabad, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 39,458 COVID-19 cases, Balochistan 15,896, Gilgit-Baltistan 4,248 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 4,082.

Strict Implementation of SOPs

After several continuous warnings, the NCOC has made it mandatory for all citizens to wear a mask when stepping out of their houses on 28 October 2020. The organization has strictly ordered provinces to ensure implementation of COVID-19 SOPs particularly in crowded areas like shopping malls, restaurants, and public transports.

The NCOC further warned that the case positivity rate had crossed 2% in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, and Quetta.

Following the NCOC directives, Islamabad has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for two months. “Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqat said those not wearing a mask will be arrested by the police. 

In Punjab “micro smart lockdowns” across the province have been imposed with 431 in Lahore alone while Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani hinted at school closure due to a surge in coronavirus cases while no confirmation of such a decision has been received yet.

M Ayub

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