Govt expected to call Army to control fast spread of Delta variant

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The federal government is considering recalling the Pakistan Army to aid in enforcing Coronavirus SOPs, as all signs point to the country’s inevitable fourth viral outbreak due to the fast spread of the Delta variant of the virus. 

COVID-19 infections have surged as a result of residents’ egregious violations of SOPs and rules, according to SAPM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, speaking at a news conference. 

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He said that government would use whatever administrative help is required, including calling the Pakistan Army to ensure compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to prevent the spread of Delta variant of Covid-19.

The national COVID-19 positivity rate has risen from 2% to 6% in the last few weeks, and novel variants, particularly the Delta variant that first appeared in India, are responsible for the majority of infections in recent weeks. 

Dr. Faisal urged the public to follow SOPs such as wearing a face mask and minimizing busy areas, noting that immunisation is the best approach to combat Coronavirus. 

He urged individuals to receive COVID-19 immunizations as soon as possible from their local Mass Vaccination Centers (MVCs), stressing that the country had an adequate supply of Coronavirus vaccines. 

Only vaccinated people with COVID-19 vaccination certificates provided by NADRA will be permitted to travel to tourist destinations during the upcoming Eidul Adha celebrations, according to Dr. Faisal. 

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