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fifth wave of pandemic: NCOC revises covid SOPs for educational institutions and others

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) today revised coronavirus SOPs for education and other sectors as the fifth wave of the pandemic is penetrating in the country rapidly.

According NCOC, in cities and districts with positivity higher than 10%, the classes for children under 12 years will continue on”staggered days and classes will be conducted daily for fully-vaccinated students above 12 years of age.

In the cities and districts with a positivity ratio of up to 10%, the classes will continue as usual, but with stringent COVID-19 protocols will remain intact.

To curb the fifth wave, the NCOC has doubled its efforts to widen the scope of vaccination in the country.

Meanwhile, the Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif today tested positive for Covid and isolated himself. After a gap of over a year, Shehbaz Sharif has contracted Covid for the second time.

Javed Mahmood
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