The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has decided to restrict the operations of cattle markets across the country between 6 am and 7 pm.
Federal Minister for Planning – Asad Umar chaired a meeting of NCOC to formulate the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Eid-ul-Azha 2020, and announced that the operations of cattle markets across the country will be limited between 6 am and 7 am.
Furthermore, according to the SOPs agreed by the NCOC, everyone entering the cattle markets will be screened, whereas the provision of face masks will also be made mandatory.
Meanwhile, cattle markets’ administrations will have to only allow a limited number of people to enter the market in a bid to ensure that social distancing measures are strictly implemented and practiced.
Furthermore, the NCOC meeting also mulled over the smart lockdown initiative under which 321 locations have been sealed across the country, effectively preventing around 300,000 people from getting infected by the novel virus.