The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has decided to allow tourism and outdoor dining and relax restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country, especially during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Starting on May 24, the tourism industry will strictly implement standard operating procedures, while allowing restaurants to provide outdoor dining services to customers.
As of May 4, it has also decided to open schools in cities where the Covid positive rate is less than 5%.
Similarly, as of June 1, the National Marriage Chamber Committee has allowed a work of 150 people in total.
According to the latest statistics from the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the death toll in the South Asian country reached nearly 20,000 on Wednesday, and 104 new deaths were reported in one day.
The total number of cases in the country is 886,184, and the positive rate is 7.79%. So far, about 799,951 people across Pakistan have recovered from the deadly virus.
The outdoor restaurant is open every day until 11:59 PM and allows 24/7 dining.
The tourism department will be able to operate under strict COVID-19 protocols. A separate protocol description has been issued for all standardized units.
From June 1st, multiple departments will be allowed to reopen, but will be reviewed on May 27th:
Outdoor weddings that can accommodate up to 150 people.
Educational institutions will be opened on June 7 and will be opened on May 24.
At the same time, shrines, cinemas, indoor restaurants, indoor gymnasiums, parks, contact sports, festivals, cultural and other activities, and indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited until further notice.
However, subject to strict compliance with COVID-19 standard operating procedures, the park’s trails/jogging trails will remain open.
NCOC decided that all SSC and HSSC exams will be held after June 20, while professional and non-professional exams will be conducted on a case-by-case basis according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Education.
The forum decided that a mask must still be worn, but creative steps will be taken to implement it. Implement more comprehensive locks through rigorous application based on risk assessment.
Until the new order is placed, the existing land boundaries and immigration policies will remain unchanged. The Gadani and Masri Shah industries will reopen on May 20. In addition, elective surgery will resume from June 1.
The statement said: “We are closely monitoring the spread of diseases and critical health care systems every day, and will take necessary measures at the appropriate time to control the spread of diseases.”
Normal office hours; 50% of employees should be sent home to work.
The market activity resumes at the end of 8:00 pm.
The decision was made based on a report by the head of the regional secretary.
In the deadly third wave, the National Petroleum Commission previously imposed a blockade on the country during the Eid holiday to prevent the spread of the virus.
Since then, after reviewing the epidemic, some restrictions have been relaxed.
Statistics 19 May 21:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 41,771
Positive Cases: 3256
Positivity % : 7.79%
Deaths : 104
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) May 19, 2021
Pakistan reached another grim milestone on Wednesday, killing 20,000 people as the country reported 104 deaths from the coronavirus.
According to official data released by the National Command and Operations Center, 41,771 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, of which 3,256 were positive.
The total number of confirmed cases of the virus in the country is 886,184.
At least 104 people died from the infection, bringing the national death toll to 19,856.
The positive rate for the coronavirus is 7.79%, and about 799,951 people have recovered from the virus across Pakistan.
In the provincial chambers, Sindh province reported 301,247 cases, Punjab province 329,913, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 127,609, Islamabad 79,552, Baluchistan province 24,064, Azad Chamu and Kashmir 18,360, Gilgit- Baltistan 5,439.
The Private Schools Alliance of Pakistan also held a meeting today before the NMAC review meeting.
The head of the alliance, Akram Sheikh, said that the National Trade Union Committee should immediately announce the reopening of educational institutions.
The chief said that aftermarkets and businesses were allowed to reopen, many cases of coronavirus have been reported nationwide, not after schools reopened.
He said: “We must strictly abide by the standard operating procedures of the coronavirus and, like other departments, reopen educational institutions.” He added that the additional expansion of the closure of educational institutions will bring “irreparable losses” to students.
The chief warned that if the ban is extended beyond May 23, the whole country will protest the decision.