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458 new cases of Covid-19 reported in capital: NCOC

ISLAMABAD, November 21 — National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Coronavirus said on Saturday 458 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from the federal capital during the past 24 hours.

According to an NCOC official, up to 441 cases were reported on Friday, while 461 cases were reported last Sunday, which was the highest number of cases during a day in the past month.

He has so far reported 26,177 cases from the federal capital, while 270 deaths have been reported Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), while 21,486 patients were completely recovered.

Under the leadership of the Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad continued smart locking in different streets of the capital to reduce the transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors.

They also started taking action against the violation of standard procedures (SOPs) related to the corona while visiting wedding halls, markets and petrol pumps through inspection teams.

The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshops and restaurants in violation of SOPs.

The inspection teams also issued notices to wedding halls, in addition to imposing fines on owners of various stores.

An official from the Ministry of National Health Services said about the situation that several administrative decisions had been made at local level to control the disease.

He advised citizens to continue with the social removal, use of mask and other precautions to increase the local distribution of COVID-19 in the city.

He said the government had adopted an effective strategy to combat COVID-19, which resulted in corona cases being reduced in the country.

He said a strategy had been created to control corona conservation of the global information, focusing on data with the integration of local data in a scientific way.

He said the ministry had also asked the ICT administrations to strictly monitor the SOPs to ensure the protection of students against the COVID-19.

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