Eid prayers held in large congregations throughout the country. PHOTO: REUTERS

Govt to issue SOPs for Eid prayers

Non-implementation of the SOPs had led to an increase in cases of coronavirus

Our Correspondent May 11, 2021

In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Punjab government has decided to issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Eidul Fitr prayers and take strict measures for implementation of the precautions including wearing face masks and maintaining social distance.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat on Monday to review the situation of coronavirus.

Provincial Law Minister Basharat Raja, Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, chief secretary and senior civil and military officials attended the meeting.

The participants reviewed the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, implementation of lockdown and other measures.

Addressing the meeting, Law Minister Raja said all possible steps were being taken to check the spread of coronavirus in the province in the light of the decisions of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). He said that non-implementation of the SOPs had led to an increase in cases of coronavirus.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2021.