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ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP): National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Monday said that 341 new Covid-19 cases were reported from the federal capital during the last 24 hours.

According to an official of NCOC, as many as 355 cases were reported on Sunday while 447 cases were reported on Saturday which was the highest number of cases reported in a day during last two months.

He said so far 30,123 cases were reported from the federal capital while 314 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). He added 23,736 patients had been recovered completely.

Meanwhile, on the direction of Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued smart lockdown in different streets of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors.

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They also started taking actions on violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related with the coronavirus while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps by its inspection teams.

The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshop and restaurants on violation of SOPs.

The inspection teams also issued notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops.

Commenting on the situation, an official of Ministry of National Health Services said several local level administrative decisions were made to control the disease. He advised the citizens to continue following the social distancing, use of mask and other precautionary measures to stop increasing local transmission of COVID-19 in the city.

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He said the government had adopted effective strategy to combat Covid-19 that resulted reduction in coronavirus cases in the country.

He said a strategy was made to control Coronavirus keeping in view the global information, focusing on data with integration of local data in a scientific way.

He said the ministry had also asked the schools administrations of the ICT to strictly monitor the SOPs to ensure protection of students from the COVID-19.