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NCOC decides to ease Coronavirus restrictions

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Islamabad: After the reduction in coronavirus cases during the fourth wave of pandemic, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) announced the relaxation of restrictions.

The meeting chaired by Asad Umar, the head of the National Command and Operations Center, reviewed the country’s coronavirus situation in detail and made important decisions.

According to NCOC, educational institutions across the country will be open from September 16, with an attendance rate of 50%, and classes will be held on other dates.

According to a notice issued by NCOC, except for areas where cases have increased, markets across the country will continue to be open until 10 pm, while indoor and outdoor dining will be allowed until 12 pm.

Indoor activities will allow up to 200 vaccinated people to participate, while 400 vaccinated people will be allowed to participate in outdoor activities.

According to the notification, full attendance and normal working hours have been allowed in the offices while cinemas will remain closed, restrictions on karate, boxing, kabaddi and water sports will remain in place but gyms with 50 per cent capacity will remain open for vaccinated people.

The notification said that the trains would run with 70 per cent passengers while the travel policy for those coming to Pakistan from abroad would be maintained.

Five districts of Punjab Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Sargodha and Gujrat while Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been declared as high risk areas.

NCOC stated that it will review the situation in areas with a high incidence of coronavirus on September 21 and will make further decisions at daily review meetings based on the situation.

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