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  • All markets, companies, and retailers will stay closed besides important companies.
  • NCOC broadcasts “STAY HOME-STAY SAFE Eid-UI-Fitr-2021 from 8-16 Might 2021″ to curb virus spread.
  • A complete ban on inter-provincial, inter-city, and intra-city public transport will be observed.

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said Thursday chand raat bazaars, shopping malls, public places, and recreational spots would remain closed from May 8-15.

“The present spike of COVID-19 within the nation deserves efficient measures to arrest its additional unfold with particular emphasis on lowering mobility throughout forthcoming Eid-Ul-Fitr,” the NCOC said in a statement.

The NCOC announced comprehensive guidelines with the title “STAY HOME-STAY SAFE – Eid-UI-Fitr-2021 from 8-16 May 2021″ to curb the unfold of the virus.

The restrictions will likely be in place from Might 8-16.

All markets, companies, and retailers will stay closed besides important companies, which embrace:

  • Grocery shops
  • Pharmacies/medical shops
  • Medical services and vaccination centres
  • Greens, fruit, hen, and meat retailers
  • Bakeries
  • Petrol pumps
  • Meals takeaways and E-Commerce (House Supply)
  • Utility Companies (electrical energy, pure gasoline, web, mobile networks/telecom, name centres) and media.

Furthermore, the ban on chand raat bazaars extends to mehndi. jewellery/ornaments and clothes stalls, the NCOC mentioned.

An entire ban on tourism could be noticed for each locals and foreigners.

All vacationer resorts, formal and casual picnic spots, public parks, purchasing malls will stay shut. All motels and eating places round vacationer and picnic spots will stay closed.

“Travel nodes leading to tourist/picnic spots closed; focus on Murree, Galiyat, Swat-Kalam, Sea View/beaches, and Northern Areas and other tourist destinations,” the assertion mentioned.

Locals, particularly individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, could be allowed to journey again house, the assertion mentioned.

An entire ban on inter-provincial, inter-city, and intra-city public transport will likely be noticed besides for personal automobiles, taxis, rickshaws, with 50% occupancy.

“Additional trains to manage extra passenger load till 7 May, thereafter normal train operation [will] be resumed. 70% occupancy along with stringent COVID SOPs [should] be ensured,” it mentioned.

Furthermore, Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in Pakistan could be noticed from Might 10-15, NCOC mentioned.

“Announcement of Eid Holidays from 10-15 May 2021 — clearly stating the intention of reducing national mobility,” the assertion from the NCOC mentioned.

Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity ratio jumped to 9.6% at present after the nation reported over 5,000 new infections within the final 24 hours.

In line with the official knowledge supplied by the NCOC, 5,480 individuals examined optimistic for the coronavirus, after 57,013 checks had been performed throughout the nation.

The full tally of COVID-19 circumstances now stands at 815,711, with most circumstances reported in Punjab.

The variety of recoveries nationwide has reached 708,193 to date, whereas the variety of energetic circumstances within the nation stands at 89,838 as of at present.

A day earlier, Pakistan reported the best single-day loss of life toll recorded because the pandemic began final yr with over 200 new fatalities.

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