Sub-editor – Zeeshan Pervaiz
National Command and Operation Center has announced to vaccinate people of 40-49 years of age against COVID-19 from Monday, May 3, 2021.
Under the supervision of Planning Minister Asad Umar, the decision was taken by NCOC in a meeting that was held on Thursday in Islamabad.
Moreover, taking the wildly spreading coronavirus in consideration, the forum has decided to curb the flow of incoming passenger flights to Pakistan from the 5th (Wednesday) to the 20th (Thursday) of the next month; May. The restraints will be examined on 18th of May and the Civil Aviation Authority will publish the details in this regard.
Review of the production and supply of oxygen was also a part of the agenda of the meeting. As a result, NCOC has granted the permission to import 6000 Metric Tons of oxygen and 5000 oxygen cylinders that will reinforce the health care facilities all over the country having the most affected areas at first preference. A permission to import 20 cryogenic tanks has also been granted.
In order to provide oxygen to the healthcare sector, the platform has decided to take down the operation of scrap industry located in Misri Shah.
The importance of “stay home, stay safe” policy was asserted by the forum to be observed by the people as it is a matter of their own safety. In addition, NCOC has also issued all the SOPs about the closure of markets (with exceptions) while prohibition of inter-city and intra-city public transportation during Eid holidays has also been circulated to the concerned ministries’ offices.