Muhammad Hamza Shafaqaat, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Islamabad has ordered Section 144 in Islamabad, announcing that the use of face masks is mandatory in public places.
As per the official notification issued by the DC Islamabad office, the order came into effect immediately and will remain active for the next two months.
While sharing this news on Twitter, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad alerted the public about the imposing of Section 144 on the essential usage of facemasks in public places. In addition to this, he further said that anybody who does not follow the directives can be detained by the Islamabad Capital Territory Police.
Section 144 is imposed on wearing Face masks / covers in Islamabad . Anyone not wearing them in public places can be arrested by Police. pic.twitter.com/KGmVkNEBRo— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) October 28, 2020
Earlier, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) also made an announcement that everyone must use face masks to halt the COVID-19 resurrection in Islamabad and the country.
The decision regarding the use of facemasks came after the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the coronavirus second wave in the country is in progress.
Last week, National Command and Operation Centre advised to shut down several high-risk sectors in the country amid the increasing numbers of COVID-19 positive cases. The NCOC recommended that markets, transport, marriage halls, restaurants and public gatherings must be locked down again to curb the coronavirus.
In the last 24 hours, Pakistan has observed 825 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths reported due to coronavirus. Overall Pakistan has reported 330,200 cases and 6,759 deaths due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, the recovered patients from coronavirus are 311,814 and in total around 611 patients are in critical condition