PM to preside over NCC meeting today

Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to chair National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting today, to discuss the future of COVID-19 lockdown measures in the country.

The meeting will be attended by the four provincial chief ministers, along with several members of federal cabinet, as well as officials from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and various other relevant institutions.

The NCC meeting is expected to review the current COVID-19 situation in the country and decide the future of easing or tightening of coronavirus lockdown measures for the month of June.

Prior to this, a National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was held on May 31 under Asad Umar – Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, which decided upon to implement a ‘no mask, no service’ policy for shops and markets across the country.

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It is to be noted that the government had eased lockdown restrictions on May 9 allowing the reopening of markets, shops and malls, whereas industries were also allowed limited resumption of their operations.

Pakistan’s coronavirus tally has reached 72,460 cases, with 1,543 deaths so far.