Provinces ensure strict compliance of Covid-19 SOPs
Pakistan celebrated Eidul Azha Wednesday morning with congregational Eid prayers and animal sacrifice.
Prayers were offered for the end of the coronavirus and the prosperity of Pakistan. People were told to ensure precautionary measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing were followed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi prayed for the growth and success of the country and encouraged people to follow coronavirus SOPs while performing their religious obligations.
“On this auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, I congratulate the entire Pakistani nation and the world of Islam. And I pray to God Almighty to accept the worships and sacrifices of the Pakistani nation and the entire Islamic nation. Amen,” the PM said.
He added that sacrifice is not just the name of slaughtering an animal but sacrificing one’s own desires for the attainment of lofty goals. It does not allow one to deviate from the right path even in difficult situations.
Eid Mubarak to all of you my brothers & sisters who read this message & through you to every person I can reach. May Allah forgive us, may He unite us & may He rid us of Covid. May He make Pakistan strong & prosperous. May we sacrifice for others in the spirit of Ibrahim AS Ameen— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) July 21, 2021
President Alvi, on the other hand, tweeted: “May Allah forgive us, may He unite us, and may He rid us of Covid.”
Health experts across the country have warned that violations of coronavirus SOPs can take the country towards the fourth wave of infections.
Big cities across the country such as Karachi and Lahore have reported cases of the deadly Delta variant. The new strain, which was first detected in India, is highly transmissible.
According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, the best way to defeat the virus is vaccination. Pakistan is inoculating over 500,000 people every day.
The NCOC has closed immunisation centres on the first day of Eid, Wednesday. Vaccination will resume on Thursday.
Vaccination centers across the country will remain closed for only one day (21st July). Get vaccinated and please ensure that COVID SOPs are being followed. Have a safe and blessed Eid!— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) July 20, 2021
Here are the Eidul Azha SOPs announced by the National Command and Operation Centre:
Pakistan has reported 939 new cases and 40 deaths from the deadly virus in the last 24 hours.