KARACHI: Deputy Central Commissioner for Karachi District has set up a survey across his jurisdiction on Friday to ensure people, businesses are complying with the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), ARY News reported.
According to reported details, DC Central visited various markets and restaurants in the district without prior notice to check whether the SOP was being followed or not.
DC has reportedly closed two wedding halls, two restaurants and two shops for allegedly violating SOPs that were officially launched to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
The deputy commissioner was also confirmed to have fined at least four people for not wearing masks in public spaces. The four people who were slapped with a fine of Rs500 violated a new SOP mandating the authorities to prosecute those found without masks.
He strictly instructed consumer business owners – restaurants and store owners – to comply with established SOPs and refrain from any violations, or there will be stern legal action against them, DC warned.
It should also be noted that earlier on Friday it said “Work From Home” would be implemented in Pakistan from 7 November as the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) had introduced a new set of instructions amidst the second wave of Covid-19,
Public and private offices are instructed to enforce WFH requirements while only allowing 50 percent of employees to be called into offices.
NCOC has announced a smart lockdown on Covid-19 hotspots across the country and noted that a series of instructions, in the second phase of preventive measures, have been forwarded to all provinces.
Those found not wearing face masks will be fined Rs100 and they will be given three masks as well, new NCOC instructions are noted.