407 new corona cases reported in capital: NCOC

COVID-19 national tally of active cases cross 88,000
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ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP):National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on coronavirus Thursday said 407 new COVID-19 cases were reported from the federal capital during last 24 hours.

According to an official of NCOC, as many as 427 cases were reported on Wednesday while 461 cases were reported on Sunday which was highest figure reported in a day during last one month.

He said so far 25,278 cases were reported from the federal capital while 265 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) whereas 20,914 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.

They also started taking actions on violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related with the corona 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.

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

He said a strategy was made to control corona 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.