Yesterday, the District Administration of Islamabad arrested 7 people in the city as they were found violating the COVID-19 SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) set up by the government.
The assistant commissioner said that the residents were found without facemasks in public places. According to him, there is a zero-tolerance policy for all those who are seen violating the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) prescribed by the government.
As per the reports, Islamabad’s district administration has decided to impose a fine of up to Rs.500 on all the residents without facemasks.
Moreover, the assistant commissioner visited thirty shops and restaurants in Islamabad. Around fourteen restaurants and 6 shops were sealed across the city as social distancing was being practiced there.
As per the assistant commissioner, the police have been asked to strictly observe that the SOPs are being implemented properly.
This decision was made after noticing an increase in COVID-19 cases all over the country. According to the experts, currently, Pakistan is undergoing the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Within the last twenty-four hours, 2,843 new cases have been reported in Pakistan and 40 people lost the battle against the deadly virus.
Asfa is a health professional worked in an NGO with a focus on development issues, social issues, equality and poverty in Pakistan, she has great knowledge and expertise in those fields. She works as an editor at Research Snipers.