NCOC bans Youm-e-Ali processions

The federal government has imposed a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions, said the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Saturday in order to curb the spread COVID-19.

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NCOC bans Youm-e-Ali processions.

However, the majalis will be permitted under strict compliance of coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) which are already in place during Ramadan.

“Keeping in view the risk factor due to the ongoing surge in COVID spread across the country and particularly in major urban centres, it was decided to ban all sort of processions while holding of Majalis has been permitted under strict COVID SOPs which are already in place for Ramazan ul Mubarak,” read an NCOC statement.

The forum also emphasized on the need to engage religious scholars and community leaders at provincial and district level for the implementation of these decisions.

The decision to ban Youm-e-Ali processions was taken by NCOC in order to control the spike in the COVID-19 cases.

Pakistan reported 4,696 new COVID-19 cases on 1 May 2021 while also recording 146 deaths as per the data revealed by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).

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