NCOC operation ends amid all time low COVID indicators: Asad Umar

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ISLAMABAD:Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Thursday announced to close down the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) operations amid all time low COVID-19 indicators and high level of vaccination. Addressing a press conference here along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, Asad Umar said that keeping in view the lowest level of the pandemic expansion and the highest level of vaccination across the country, the government had decided to close down the Center passing on the baton to the health ministry. The minister who also has been the Chairman of the NCOC, said “Today is the last day of NCOC as we have now learned to live along with the pandemic.” He said chairing NCOC during last 2 years and working with the most dedicated team had been the greatest privilege and honour of his life. The minister said the way the government had managed the pandemic was highly praised from the world famous personalities and the institutions. It makes me immensely proud as a Pakistani that the country received praise for its Covid response as one of the most successful in the world from global agencies and personalities”, he said adding “With Allah’s mercy and support of the entire nation, we have been able to overcome this unprecedented challenge”.

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