Federal Capital records 132 fresh corona cases: NCOC
ISLAMABAD: The number of COVID-19 cases continued to surge in the Federal Capital, as 132 new corona cases were reported in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Saturday.
According to an NCOC official, 186 new corona cases were reported on Friday and 146 on Thursday.
He said so far 38,020 cases were reported from the Federal Capital, with 421 deaths. Some 34,617 patients had recovered completely.
Meanwhile on the direction of Ministry of National Health Services, the ICT district administration continued smart lockdowns in different streets of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection.
The inspection teams also started taking actions on violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related with the corona while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps. The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshops and restaurants on violation of the SOPs.
The teams also issued notices to marriage hall owners, besides imposing fines on different shopkeepers.
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 masks and other precautionary measures to stop increasing local transmission of COVID-19 in the city.
He said the government had adopted an effective strategy to combat COVID-19 that resulted reduction in corona cases in the country. - APP