The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) convened a meeting of provincial education ministers on January 17 to propose new standard operating procedures (SOPs) in view of the growing cases of corona in the country, while flights and public transport It was decided to ban the provision of food services.
A statement issued after the NCOC meeting said that the meeting was held to review the growing trend of Corona in the country.
The statement said that in the context of the growing trend of corona in the country, especially in urban centers, the epidemic chart data, the spread of the disease, and the proposed SOPs were discussed.
The meeting reviewed the existing SOPs and convened a meeting of Provincial Ministers of Health and Education on January 17, 2022, to propose new SOPs, including the education sector, public gatherings, wedding ceremonies, indoor and outdoor. Focus on the food and transport sector.
The NCOC has decided to impose a complete ban on food and breakfast in air travel from January 17, 2022.
According to the statement, Civil Aviation (CAA) has been asked to ensure that masks are worn inside the flight and also to implement Corona SOPs at all airports.
The NCOC said in a statement that the provision of food and snacks on public transport has also been banned.
It may be recalled that 4,286 new cases of Coronavirus were reported in Pakistan during the last 24 hours which is 20% more than the previous 3,571 cases.
The number of cases recorded today is the highest in a single day since August 28, when 4,467 cases were recorded.
The rate of positive cases of the global epidemic in the country has reached 8.2% while the total number of cases has reached 1.320 million.
In the last 24 hours, four more people have died of coronavirus in Pakistan, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 29,003.
In Pakistan, another 2,598 people recovered from Corona, bringing the total number of those who were healed to 1,026,305.
The number of critically ill patients in the country has risen to 709.
On the other hand, the Sindh government has decided to be strict in implementing SOPs in view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus variant Omecron but educational institutions will remain open.
A meeting of the provincial task force on Corona chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah decided to keep the schools open while continuing educational activities in the province as usual.