LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has directed to strictly implement the precautionary measures and CM desires strict SOPs implementation for Eid-ul-Azha.
The Punjab chief minister in a statement has once again appealed to citizens to celebrate the festival with simplicity and take precautionary measures while slaughtering the sacrificial animals.
He also warned that violation of SOPs on Eid-ul-Azha will not be tolerated.
“There is no room for negligence,” said Chief Minister Usman Buzdar while directing relevant departments and institutions to ensure strict implementation of the corona virus guidelines.
“People should learn to live with the coronavirus as no one know how long the pandemic will last,” he added, urging people to maintain social distancing.
Earlier this week, while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet, Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued directives for strict implementation of the government-defined standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cattle markets to control the spread of coronavirus during Eidul Azha.
CM Punjab Usman Buzdar desires to take these precautionary measure strictly for Eid-ul-Azha to prevent the penalties causing from the current situation of pandemic.
The cabinet that met with Khan in the chair took stock of the country’s overall political and economic situation. It also deliberated upon the CM desires of strict SOPs implementation for Eid-ul-Azha to mitigate the risk of a possible bunch in Covid-19 cases during the upcoming Eid.
He said that the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf leadership had not left the people alone in the coronavirus pandemic, whereas leaders of opposition remained busy in just issuing statements while ignoring the people alone in the difficult times.
Coronavirus has affected the world politically, socially, and economically, he said. He pointed out that 65,009 patients have recovered out of 89,465 infected patients in Punjab so far. The province has conducted 634,246 coronavirus tests. During the past 24 hours, he indicated, 442 patients got infected whereas eight people lost their lives to the viral disease.
The chief minister further highlighted that the number of high dependency units in Punjab was 2,546, out of which 2,240 were vacant.