Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday expressed concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan.
According to details, a meeting of the NCOC, chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, was held in Islamabad.
All provincial chief secretaries attended the meeting through video links.
The meeting was briefed about the violations of the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in different sectors.
The forum directed the provinces to ensure the strict implementation of the SOPs on the occasion of Eid ul Adha.
The NCOC also directed the provinces to ramp up their coronavirus vaccination drives.
Meanwhile, Asad Umar informed the forum that the western border of the country has been closed since June 17 due to the worrying coronavirus situation arising in Afghanistan.
The minister said that the government is making arrangements to bring back Pakistanis who have been stranded in Afghanistan.
The NCOC also said that individuals who have been vaccinated would be required to quarantine for 10 days if they test positive for COVID-19.