NCOC enlists public's aid for compliance of Covid-19 SOPs
Violations can be reported to NCOC established Whatsapp number 0335-3336262
The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Saturday decided to seek the help of citizens for compliance of standard operating procedure (SOPs) established to curb the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said the decision was taken in view of the pandemic's second wave and continued violations of SOPs. .
With arrival of the 2nd wave & continued widescale violation of sop's, NCOC has decided to seek citizens help for sop compliance. Wherever you see violations taking place..Mask wearing in crowded places, social distancing.. Take a pic & send to 0335 3336262 alongwith location pic.twitter.com/Piry5hlEmp— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 31, 2020
The NCOC has launched a Whatsapp number for registration of Covid-19 related violations by the public.
Umar said citizens should report violations, such as no masks being worn in public places or lack of social distancing measures, on a Whatsapp number established by the NCOC. The number is 0335-3336262.
The NCOC noted on Wednesday that the spread of the virus and the increased positivity ratio in 11 major cities of Pakistan.
The national body has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public places including bazaars, shopping malls, while using public transport and at restaurants.
Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, in a news conference on Tuesday, stated that with the beginning of the second coronavirus wave, strict restrictions would need to be imposed again and a plan would for this purpose would be chalked out son.
1. Wear a mask (OR cloth covering) in public places especially in tight and crowded spaces— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) October 29, 2020
2. Avoid large gatherings & crowds
3. Maintain ~6 ft distance from others
4. Wash your hands
If we don't adopt these measures, we will have to increase restrictions to slow transmission.
He added that the restrictions would be tightened in the cities where the positivity ratio of the virus was high.
The PM’s aide said new recommendations would be presented soon in consultation in all the provinces.