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NCOC bans serving food in public transport, flights from Jan 17

NCOC bans serving food in public transport, flights from Jan 17

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Saturday banned serving of food in public transport and flights from January 17 amid rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

According to details, a meeting of NCOC was held in Islamabad where situation of coronavirus was discussed in detail.

Meeting decided to increase coordination with all provinces especially Sindh. However, a meeting to decide about closure of schools and restricting public gatherings will be held on January 17.

On the other hand, Sindh authorities have decided to not close educational institutions across the province amid an alarming surge in coronavirus cases.

Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah presided over a meeting of task force at CM House today and discussed the ongoing situation of COVID-19 in the metropolis.

During the session, the participants decided to make facemasks compulsory in public place and allowed entry of only vaccinated people in the markets. The food should be served in boxes on wedding events, they directed.

The development came after coronavirus positivity rate in provincial capital of Sindh escalated to record level of 35.30 percent as country faces fifth wave of the deadly virus fueled by omicron variant.

2846 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the port city in the last 24 hours. So far, 430 people have tested positive for the omicron in the city.

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