Vaccination centers will open from 8 am to 8 pm after Ramadan

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The vaccination centers across Pakistan will remain closed for first two days of Eidul Fitr, National Command Operation Center (NCOC) issues a circular on Monday.

According to the notification, all vaccination centers across the country will have two holidays on Eid, while vaccination centers will open from 8 am to 8 pm after Ramadan.

On the other hand, according to the latest figures issued by the NCOC on Monday, Pakistan reported 78 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 861,473. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 18,993.

As many as 3,447 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

319,365 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 292,644 in Sindh, 124,484 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 78,200 in Islamabad, 23,447 in Balochistan, 17,945 in Azad Kashmir and 5,388 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 12,228,42 coronavirus tests and 37,756 in the last 24 hours. 762,105 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,846 patients are in critical condition. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 9.12 percent

On Sunday, the forum had shown concern on reported violations of the instructions from various cities regarding implementation of SOPs during 8th to 16th of this month.

In a special session chaired by Planning Minister Asad Umar, the forum instructed all provinces to ensure complete compliance of instructions with full administrative control.

All markets, businesses and shops will remain closed except essential services including Grocery Stores, Medical Stores, Medical Facilities and Vaccination Centres, Vegetable, Fruit, Chicken and Meat Shops, Bakeries, Petrol Pumps, Food Takeaways and E-Commerce (Home Delivery), Utility Services and Media offices.

Similarly all tourist resorts, formal and informal picnic spots, public parks, shopping malls, all hotels and restaurants around tourist spots will also remain closed during this period.

Tourist leading to any tourism destination will not be allowed to enter tourist destinations.

Moreover, on inter-provincial, inter-city and intra-city public transport will be imposed, except private vehicles, taxis, rikshaws with 50% occupancy.