NCOC makes Covid vaccination mandatory for staff, traders at Eidul Azha cattle markets

02:26 PM | 4 Jul, 2021
NCOC makes Covid vaccination mandatory for staff, traders at Eidul Azha cattle markets

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top monitoring body makes Covid vaccination mandatory for animal sellers across the country besides conducting rapid antigen tests outside cattle markets.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Sunday issued guidelines for Eidul Azha to prevent Covid infections.

An official communique released by the authority stated that all cattle markets will be set up outside the cities with adherence to strict SOPs. 

It further directed the markets' administration to provide hand sanitizers, masks, and the facility of rapid antigen tests at the premises of the markets. Furthermore, the authority also banned the sale and purchase of sacrificial animals within cities. Markets will be set up in open-air spaces outside the residential areas.

Other guidelines that have been announced include a limited number [1,700] of animals allowed inside one market while timings are limited from 7 am to 7 pm. Buyers and sellers need to wear gloves before touching animals while people showing any kind of symptoms will not be allowed inside the markets.

Similarly, the guidelines urged the faithful to ensure social distancing during Eid congregations. The ministry also urged people to avoid family events, hugging each other on Eid day, because it could spread the disease.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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