The National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced numerous guidelines for Eid ul Azha, which will be celebrated tomorrow, Wednesday, in Pakistan. The NCOC has recommended that no Qurbani should be allowed at home/residential areas, reported Samaa.
The government has requested the public to follow all the precautionary measures as the country is heading towards the fourth wave of coronavirus.
The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding Qurbani include:
Provinces to initiate awareness campaigns to educate people on the spread of the virus during meat distribution.
Religious leaders told to encourage collective Qurbani.
The skin of sacrificed animals will not be given to banned organisations.
Minimum persons to be allowed at the Qurbani site.
Last week, Special Assistant to the PM on Health, Dr Faisal Sultan stated that it is mandatory to wear masks and maintain distance from the crowds even for unvaccinated individuals.
Covid numbers continue to rise— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) July 15, 2021
New cases last 24h = 2545
National positivity = 5.2%
City-wise % positivity – Karachi 19%, Peshawar 9.4%, Islamabad 6.2%, Lahore 3.8%
Use masks (even if you are vaccinated)
Vaccinate – over 580,000 doses administered yesterday!
Following the outbreak of the Delta variant in Karachi, more restrictions have been imposed in various parts of the country. The positivity rate on July 20 remains at 5.25 percent.