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Malik asked the public to follow SOPs to fight the corona virus | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Senator A Rehman Malik on Sunday urged people to strictly follow SOPs to combat the third wave of the deadly pandemic.

He prayed for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recovery from the coronavirus.

Rehman Malik said the third wave of the coronavirus had spread not only in Pakistan but around the world and unfortunately the increase in positive cases of the corona virus was due to carelessness because SOPs and precautions to control its rapid spread were not strictly followed.

“I previously said that the third wave of the corona virus could be more fatal than the previous two waves as I warned in my book on COVID and also in my article that the second wave.

and the third wave of coronavirus will prove to be more fatal, ” he said in a statement on Sunday. He said that a new British strain of COVID-19 is spreading in Pakistan at the moment which can remain active in the air for 24 hours.

He said this mutated strain was many times more lethal and active than other strains of the coronavirus and had plagued many countries around the world. He urged that the only way to fight the pandemic was to follow SOPs.

He also urged the government to speed up vaccination so that every citizen can be vaccinated. He prayed for all those currently suffering from the coronavirus.


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SHC requests an SBCA report on SOP formulation prior to approval of building plans | Instant News

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to submit a progress report on the formulation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure that certain requirements are met, including obtaining a certificate of no objection from the civil defense and fire departments, prior to development plans. whatever is approved.

Hearing the petition regarding the application of safety legislation under the Building Code of Pakistan, the SHC division chair led by Judge Mohammad Ali Mazhar asked the SBCA director general (DG) about the state of compliance with the court’s directive.

The director of SBCA environmental and building services said that the SBCA Directorate General had held a meeting with civil defense officials and also put in place some appropriate suggestions and suggestions to ensure that in every apartment, commercial and industrial building, there is a provision for fire exits. the door to deal with any emergency.

The firefighter informed the high court that he had also submitted a proposal to include fire safety before the approval letter was issued for the building.

The SHC directs SBCA to submit a final progress report related to the formulation of safety SOPs.

An adviser to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation submitted that 10 fire tenders had been repaired and 52 had been provided by the federal government. He said 26 fire tenders had been dedicated to 14 industrial zones in Karachi to meet urgent needs.

KMC lawyers noted that there was a shortage of manpower to operate all fire tenders and despite notification to the local agency, no action was taken to increase strength at the KMC fire department.

The high court ordered additional local government secretaries to appear before the court and submit comments regarding the shortage of firefighting staff at KMC.

The SHC also directed the Office of the Commissioner to submit a report relating to the appointment of a judge under the civil defense law in each district to identify any non-compliance with the law.

Representatives of the Office of the Commissioners said that the appointment of judges must be made on the recommendation of the head of the high court. The SHC directs the Office of the Commissioner to submit a progress report on whether the competent authorities have forwarded references to court clerks for the appointment of judges under civil defense law.

A legal officer notified SHC that the task force was conducting a vigilant inspection to ensure that fire safety measures were adopted by all commercial and industrial establishments. The high court directed the task force to continue their operations in the future, and postponed the trial until April 8.

SHC has previously been notified that three-level task forces at the divisional, district and sub-district levels have been formed to inspect high-rise buildings, factories and industries either on personal complaint or on its own motion to ensure that all fire safety measures are taken in place. such a place.


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PCB prepares SOPs for PSL audiences | Instant News

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has prepared a COVID-19 SOP for the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

According to sources, PCB has sent the SOP to NCOC. PCB will announce the SOP after approval from NCOC.

The sixth edition of the PSL starts from February 20. PCB is allowed to sell tickets with only 20 percent of its stadium seating capacity – which translates to about 7,500 spectators in Karachi and 5,500 in Lahore.


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Shops in Karachi have been heavily fined for violating the Corona SOP | Instant News

The administration has fined twelve shops in the Southern district of Karachi for violating the coronavirus standard operating procedure (SOP).

According to the source, an operation was launched in Saddar to ensure execution of the SOP and timing of COVID-19. Four shops and a snooker club are sealed off in the Napier area.

Deputy Commissioner of South Korea, Irshad Ali said violations related to the SOP on the corona virus would not be tolerated.

Moreover, Pakistan has reported 59 deaths in the past 24 hours from the new coronavirus as the number of positive cases jumped to 490,476. The national death count has jumped to 10,409.

The most recent figure identified by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,947 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remains the province hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

So far 219,452 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Sindh, 141,393 in Punjab, 59,729 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 38,395 in Islamabad, 18,254 in Balochistan, 8,383 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,870 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

In addition, 4,160 people have lost their lives due to the outbreak in Punjab 3,623 in Sindh, 1,683 in KP, 428 in Islamabad, 229 in Azad Kashmir, 185 in Balochistan, and 101 in GB.

Pakistan to date has conducted 6,884,940 coronavirus tests and 35,073 in the past 24 hours. In that country 444,360 coronavirus patients have recovered, while 2,219 patients are in serious condition.


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A total of 820 businesses in Central Karachi were sealed for violating the COVID SOP | Instant News

KARACHI: Containing a COVID-led SOPS breach that could lead to the spread of the pandemic, Central district civil authorities have closed at least 820 shops as of Monday, ARY News reported.

Sakhi Hasan Mobile Market, North Nazimabad and Liaquatabad Koper Market were among the targets of a larger attack in which shops and restaurants were closed for violations.

In the cities of Nazimabad and Gulberg, wedding walls and shops were also closed.

READ: Karachi’s coronavirus positivity rate is the highest in the country

It should be noted that earlier today the highest rate of positivity for coronavirus cases was recorded in Karachi at 13.1 percent in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) was briefed.

The overall Test Positivity Ratio (TPR) for Pakistan was recorded at 6.3%, the NCOC session was informed today.

The positive ratio of corona virus tests in Sindh was 7.91 percent, while in Azad Kashmir 8.25 percent, Balochistan 4.78 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 6.41 percent, and in Punjab 3.4 percent. The positive rate for testing in the federal capital Islamabad was 3.58, while the minimum positive rate was 1.2 percent in Gilgit. Baltistan territory.




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