Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar on Wednesday rejected the possibility of a complete lockdown in view of rising Omicron cases of Covid-19 variant in the country.

In a statement, Asad Umar said that Omicron cases are increasing rapidly but the government has no plan to impose lockdown in the country.

“There is no chance to impose another complete lockdown,” he said and added the government is closely monitoring the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar today said that Omicron cases are increasing rapidly and urged the public to adopt precautionary measures and get themselves vaccinated.

Speaking at a presser along with SAPM on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, Asad Umar said that the Omicron cases are increasing at a fast pace in Pakistan.

“The masses should avoid crowded places besides also wearing a facemask and adopting other precautionary measures,” he said while citing examples from US, UK, and South Africa where Omicron cases have led to a manifold increase in hospitalization.