Coronavirus: Punjab govt issues SOPs for public rallies

LAHORE: The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for public rallies and other gatherings in the province.

According to a notification issued by the department, the district administration has been directed to allow permission of public rallies, cultural festivals exhibitions seminars, political movements, rallies and public processions after reviewing the coronavirus situation in the particular area.

Standard Operating Procedures

No such public gathering should be allowed in the district if the Covid-19 positivity rate is above 5 percent.

The venue should be selected on the basis of space required i.e. 6/feet person. The indoor venue should be well lit and ventilated.

The venue for very high to medium risk gathering should be communicated to the district government.

Senior citizens, children and persons with chronic ailments should be discouraged to participate in the gathering. A person with symptoms like flu, fever, cough, etc. should not be allowed to enter the rally.

Participants shall avoid handshaking, hugging, touching eyes, face. The use of a face mask shall be mandatory for all participants.

All entrants should be scanned with a thermal scanner to note body temperature and other Covid-19 symptoms. Covid-19 SOPs precautions banners should be displayed at the gathering venue.

According to a notification, district administration and district health authority has been directed to closely monitor the implementation of SOPs.



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