NCOC orders crackdown against restaurants, marriage halls violating coronavirus SOPS

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Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar speaks to the media during a press conference after stepping down from his ministry, in Islamabad on April 18, 2019. - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced on April 18, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

The National Command Operation Center (NCOC) ordered on Friday a crackdown against those restaurants and marriage halls violating coronavirus Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).

In a tweet today, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that indoor restaurants and marriage halls are emerging as high contributors to coronavirus spread.

He further said that the NCOC has directed all provinces and federating units to crack down on SOPs violations in these places.

“We must not allow irresponsible behaviour of some to put the health of everyone at risk,” he tweeted.