Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 fifth wave spreading fast: NCOC


The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said on Monday that the fifth wave of COVID-19, driven by the Omicron variant, is spreading at an extremely fast rate in the country, as Pakistan reported its highest daily number of infections in more than two months.

When the NCOC discussed the epidemic curve data, the national immunization plan and the national epidemic situation at the Monday morning meeting, it confirmed that the positive rate in Karachi had risen from 2% to 6% in the past three days, the most positive example.

The forum chaired by Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and National Coordinator Major General Muhammad Zafar Iqbal agreed to take strict measures to enforce vaccination.

The NCOC also looked at the disease’s spread and discovered that the fifth wave of COVID, which is driven by Omicron, is spreading quickly.

To prevent the spread of the fifth wave of COVID, NCOC advised people to be vaccinated, wear masks, and maintain social distance.

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