NCOC issues new anti-Covid guidelines on eve of Eid

ISLAMABAD:National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines to curb the spread of the novel disease during Eid prayers and Qurbani process. The NCOC placed special emphasis on wearing facial masks, social distancing, and avoiding shaking hands during the upcoming festival.


The notification cited that Eid prayers should be organized in open spaces under stringent Covid protocols. It said if there is no option but to offer them in indoor spaces, then all windows should be kept open for ventilation.


It added that prayer venues should have two to three prayer sessions with staggered timings to enable maximum people to offer prayers within Covid protocols. NCOC also called on elderly and young children not to attend prayer sessions.


The top body on novel virus also mentioned that efforts should be made to encourage collective and online Qurbani through public, private and community organizations, while ensuring adherence to Covid-19 protocols. The forum also called on concerned authorities to educate people on the possible spread of Covid during meat handling and distribution.

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