The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) will likely lift the ban on dine-in services from July 1, 2021.
The delegation of the All Karachi Restaurant Association (AKRA) met with the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya on Friday in Islamabad.
During the meeting, the AKRA delegation requested the NCOC to lift the ban on dine-in services as the coronavirus positivity ratio has declined in the country.
The NCOC DG Asif Mehmood has assurted the delegation that the forum will allow opening of dine-in services from July 1.
It is pertinent to mention that on May 19, the NCOC had allowed outdoor dining at restaurants till 11:59pm along with 24/7 takeaway services.
However, the head of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar has warned of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 infection unless there is strong enforcement of SOPs and continued vaccination of people.
“In the absence of strong SOP enforcement and continued strong vaccination program, the 4th wave could emerge in Pakistan in July,” said Asad Umar on Twitter. “Please adhere to sop’s and vaccinate as soon as possible.”
Reviewed the artificial intelligence based disease modeling analysis today in NCOC . In the absence of strong SOP enforcement and continued strong vaccination program, the 4th wave could emerge in Pakistan in July. Please adhere to sop's and vaccinate as soon as possible.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) June 25, 2021