LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to observe a week for the implementation of the standard operaung procedures (SOPs) and vaccination till July 18 to contain the coronavirus on the occasion of upcoming Eidul Azha.
In line with the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) guidelines to contain the virus, the Punjab home depart-ment has set up a provincial control room for monitoring, issuing directions to all the administrative and police officers to form teams to check the SOPs violations at markets, parks, restaurants, wedding halls and other public places.
Meanwhile, the Kasur health CEO has been transferred for poor performance during the vaccination drive.
The decisions were taken at a meeting jointly presided over by Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid and Chief Secretary Jawwad Rafique Malik at the civil secretariat on Saturday. The senior member Board of Revenue, additional chief secretary, ACS (Home), secretaries of health department,Lahore commissioner, CCPO and deputy commissioner (DCs) attended the meeting, while the divisional commissioners, RPOs, and deputy commissioners of other districts participated through videolink.
The health minister said vaccination, as well as precautionary measures against the virus spread, were essential to ward off the disease. She said the people should make wearing mask and social distancing a habit to contain the virus, especially on Eid.