High level meeting reviews overall coronavirus situation in AJK

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MUZAFFARABAD: A high level meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Shehzad Khan Bangush, was held here on Monday to review the latest situation of Covid-19.

The meeting has decided that Smart Lockdown and Micro Smart Lockdown will be imposed in the areas where Corona Virus cases are being reported. Smart and micro smart Lockdown will be imposed in Coordination of Health Department, Administration, Police and other concerned departments will be ensured. It was decided at the meeting that strict implementation of the SOP issued by the government to control the corona virus would be ensured.

MUZAFFARABAD: A view of close shops in local market in Muzaffarabad to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the second wave of pandemic.

Addressing to the meeting, the Chief Secretary Dr. Shehzad Khan Bangush said that implementation of SOP issued by the government should be ensured. The highest number of cases are being reported in Muzaffarabad district, which is a matter of serious concern. It should be monitored and smart and micro smart lockdown should be implemented in the affected areas immediately so that the epidemic does not spread further, he added.

He said that the safety SOPs issued for marriage halls and transport should also be implemented and fifty percent of the total capacity of marriage halls should be allowed. He said that the magistrates should make surprise visits to the markets and other areas and take immediate steps to implement the SOP after reviewing the situation.

The Chief Secretary said that awareness should be provided through media and monitoring system will be made more effective and vibrant in Educational institutions and affected areas so that the epidemic does not prevail further, no negligence will be tolerated in this regard, he added. Earlier DG Health briefed the meeting about the current situation of Covid-19. The meeting was attended by Secretaries to the government and other high officials.