KARACHI: The Karachi administration has taken strict decisions to curb the spread of COVID-19 fuelled by Omicron variant and expedite vaccination, ARY News reported on Friday.
The decisions were taken in a high-level session chaired by Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon today. It has been decided to expedite Covid vaccination and achieve the targets besides taking notice of the violations in wedding halls.
The participants decided to enforce standard operation procedures (SOPs) set for the wedding halls. Memon gave go-ahead to the deputy commissioners for enforcing the Covid SOPs with the assistance of police, Rangers teams by visiting all wedding halls.
The commissioner added that the local administration should not allow entry of more than 1,000 guests at a wedding venue nor people not wearing face masks.
Deputy commissioners have been directed to constitute teams for inspecting wedding halls, markets, hotels, shopping malls and different gatherings.
For schools, the commissioner decided to take strict steps for expediting Covid vaccination of children aged above 12. It was decided to shut schools that are not cooperating with the local administration for Covid vaccination of students and staffers.