ICT admin partners with private sector to boost COVID-19 disinfection drive
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration and the private sector have joined hands to stem spread of the coronavirus by carrying out extensive disinfection drive in the federal capital.
Under the campaign, teams of local administration in collaboration with the volunteers of Al-Janant Maal would sanitize the affected areas in the city to effectively curb spread of the disease.
Talking to APP, Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat said spray teams would also adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the ICT to contain the pandemic during the campaign.
In response to a query, he said, though number of cases had reduced due to effective implementation of smart lockdown in the city but Eidul Azha and Muharram would be major challenges.
“Whenever patients were kept at homes, cases reduce, as chances of further transmission were low,” he added.
To another query, the DC said, SOPs in Islamabad were being strictly enforced, besides imposing heavy fines on daily basis violators.
“All-out efforts would be made to protect lives and property of the federal capital citizens,” Shafqat said.
He appealed to the masses and business community to follow SOPs and help administration to overcome spread of novel coronavirus in their respective areas. - APP