Pakistan restores NCOC after detection of omicron

Pakistan restores the country’s nerve center on the Covid pandemic, days after Prime Minister took notice following the detection of the highly-infectious sub-variant of the Omicron virus.

Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement, saying the decision to reconstitute the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) was taken by PM Sharif as the country detected a new omicron sub-variant earlier this month.

“Under the directions from the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the National Command and Operational Center (NCOC) has been reconstituted at National Institutes of Health, Islamabad Pakistan,” the notification cited.

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Abdul Qadir Patel will lead NCOC. Meanwhile, all government departments will continue providing assistance to the top monitoring body while the NCOC will coordinate with all four provincial health departments restores on the situation.

Previously, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was formally shut down on the directives of the former government. Curtains were fall after the center marked two years of its establishment and two weeks after the Pakistani government announced that Covid has normalised after infecting more than 1.5 million Pakistani and killing more than 30,000 since March 2020., The development comes as Pakistan is witnessing a decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases, which have dropped significantly during the past few weeks. According to the NIH data, 64 new cases of the virus were reported across the country in the last 24 hours and their positivity rate was 0.49 per cent. As many as 92 patients were receiving critical care. new Covid cases are reported in parts of the world, especially in China, where the authorities considered imposing a lockdown in the capital.

Source: This news is originally published by dailypakistan