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  • Pakistan Military has began motion to implement COVID-19 SOPs
  • 28 outlets, one restaurant sealed for violating coronavirus SOPs, says district administration.
  • The army has been mobilized after PM Imran Khan directed Pakistan Military to assist police and Rangers in curbing the virus.

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Military was mobilised to implement coronavirus security protocols within the federal capital and Peshawar on Saturday after Prime Minister Imran Khan sought its assist in curbing the unfold of the virus within the nation.

Officers of the Islamabad administration visited varied areas within the metropolis on Friday with military personnel in tow to implement the implementation of coronavirus protocols.

Assistant Commissioner Rana Musa Tahir visited totally different industrial areas with a military and police escort and took motion in opposition to violators.

The district administration, in a press release, mentioned 1,997 inspections have been carried out on Friday, whereas 28 outlets and one restaurant have been sealed for violating coronavirus SOPs.

9 folks have been arrested for hoarding and violation of SOPs, the administration mentioned, including that fines price Rs226,000 have been imposed for not abiding by security protocols.

The military and district administration officers additionally inspected 85 mosques, mentioned the assertion.

Motion taken in Peshawar

Assistant Commissioner Dr Ehtisham-ul-Haq mentioned the district administration together with the Pakistan Military has been taking motion in opposition to violation of security protocols and that thus far 200 folks had been arrested.

The assistant commissioner appealed to the folks to comply with security measures because the third wave of the pandemic has intensified. “Citizens are persistently defying coronavirus SOPs,” he mentioned.

“People should follow SOPs otherwise our situation will turn into the one prevailing in the neighbouring country (India),” he added.

Learn extra: Peshawar hospitals compelled to extend oxygen storage capability amid rise in COVID-19 sufferers

KP pens letter to Centre

The event got here after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities penned a letter to the federal authorities looking for the military’s help in implementing SOPs.

“The provincial government is taking effective measures against coronavirus,” the letter mentioned, including that regardless of the efforts, the positivity ratios in large cities are on the rise.

The letter mentioned the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre had referred to as for more practical measures to be taken, and due to this fact, the provincial authorities seeks the military’s assist.

Military referred to as in to assist implement SOPs

On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned he has directed the army — in addition to police and Rangers — to assist make sure that SOPs concerning COVID-19 are being strictly carried out and adopted.

In a televised tackle after chairing a gathering of the Nationwide Coordination Committee (NCC) over COVID-19, the prime minister had urged the lots to undertake preventive measures in opposition to coronavirus in order that the scenario stays below management and a lockdown of massive cities is prevented.

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“We have been instructing the people to follow SOPs but they neither have fear nor are cautious. Therefore, the pandemic is spreading rapidly,” he had mentioned.

“If you simply keep following SOPs and wearing masks from now on till Eid, then we will not have to take the extreme step of locking down cities, which India is unfortunately doing now,” he had added.

Highest single-day dying toll

Pakistan on Saturday reported 157 deaths attributable to COVID-19, making it the nation’s highest single-day dying toll because the coronavirus pandemic started final 12 months.

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Beforehand, the very best dying toll reported by the nation was 153 on June twentieth of final 12 months.

The brand new deaths have taken the nation’s dying tally to 16,999. Probably the most deaths within the nation have been reported in Punjab, adopted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within the final 24 hours

In the meantime, Pakistan’s nationwide positivity ratio additionally shot as much as 11.27% on Saturday.

The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) information confirmed that 52,402 assessments have been performed in Pakistan within the final 24 hours, out of which 5,908 returned constructive.

The brand new circumstances have taken the nationwide tally of constructive circumstances to 790,016, with 285,542 reported in Punjab, 276,670 in Sindh, 112,140 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,477 in Balochistan, 16,327 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 5,247 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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