The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Monday has decided to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions after a sharp rise in the pandemic cases.

The important meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) was held in Islamabad which was attended by the federal and provincial authorities. The forum discussed overall vaccination progress across the country.

Sources privy to the development said, the COVID response body directed to gear up COVID-19 vaccination at the educational institutions.

NCOC showed concern over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the sources said. The forum apart from strict compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) decided to slap restrictions to control the rapid increase of the virus.

Furthermore, the sources said that new restrictions will be slapped in the cities with over 10pc positivity ratio with the consultation of the concerned province.