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NCOC identifies 20 cities as COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ as nationwide cases tally surges to 146,713

The 20 cities which have been identified by the NCOC for the enforcement of "necessary restrictive measures".

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The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Monday has identified 20 cities across Pakistan as COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ as nationwide cases tally surges to 146,713.

NCOC identifies the potential Covid-19 hotspots using a strategy termed as ‘testing, tracing, and quarantining (TTQ)’. 

According to the press release issued by the centre, the TTQ strategy involves ramping up Covid-19 testing followed by rapidly tracing the contacts of confirmed positive cases, and effective quarantining of positive and suspected cases.

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The 20 cities which have been identified by the NCOC for the enforcement of necessary restrictive measures are as following:

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Quetta
  • Peshawar
  • Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad
  • Faisalabad
  • Multan
  • Gujranwala
  • Swat
  • Hyderabad
  • Sukkur
  • Sialkot
  • Gujarat
  • Ghotki
  • Larkana
  • Khairpur
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Malakand
  • Mardan

The NCOC’s strategy of TTQ was formed to keep the spread of the novel coronavirus in check as different sectors of the economy were allowed to reopen.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.