Sunday, October 24, 2021

NCOC extends complete support to Sindh govt in dealing with Karachi COVID cases


ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday extended complete support to the Sindh government in dealing with the rising trend of COVID-19 cases in Karachi, ARY NEWS reported.

The NCOC that is responsible for preparing a strategy to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide said in a Twitter post that they reviewed the spread of the virus in Karachi.

“We will take all possible measures to assist Sindh government in combating the rising trend of disease,” it said.

The national body dealing with the COVID situation said that measures being undertaken by the federal government include ramp-up of critical care capacity including the provision of oxygen, ventilators, and oxygen beds to deal with rising patients besides deployment of LEAs for SOPs compliance.

The NCOC further shared that the vaccination has also witnessed a record surge with 867,226 people getting vaccinated in a day. “28,743,225 have been vaccinated nationwide so far,” it said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh health department has recommended a complete lockdown in Karachi for 15 days as the recommendation will be tabled in the COVID task force meeting headed by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah today.

“There should be a complete lockdown in Karachi for 15 days,” the health department said in its advice to stem COVID spread in the metropolis, where the COVID positivity ratio has reached 30 percent.

It further called for a complete ban on transport from provincial districts and provinces in Karachi for 15 days besides also recommending the closure of schools, colleges, and universities.

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