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Covid-19 third wave: NCOC considers extension in lockdown

The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has expressed concern over the growing number of positive cases of Coronavirus in the country. NCOC also considered extending the scope of lockdown in different areas of Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

As per details, a meeting of the NCOC was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar.

The meeting said that the third wave of Covid-19 is taking a serious turn across the country.

According to the NCOC statement, the rate of coronavirus cases has surged from 5 to 6 per cent across the country. Instructions have been issued to strictly implement SOPs in all major cities.

Rising cases of Coronavirus in Punjab are a cause for concern. More cases emerging in some areas of Punjab, Islamabad, KPK and Azad Kashmir, statement added.

According to the NCOC, further restrictions on international travel to different countries were considered. The decision will be taken after consultation.

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