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After NCOC eases COVID restrictions, cinemas open in 8 cities but not in Lahore, Karachi

After NCOC eases COVID restrictions, cinemas are now open in 8 cities but not in Lahore, Karachi!

Federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday announced that cinemas are now open in eight highly vaccinated Pakistan cities after they scored the highest marks in the Covid vaccination drive. 

“It is hoped that the administrations of Lahore and Karachi will increase the vaccination drive so that cinemas in these cities can also open in the next ten days,” he said in a tweet.

Fawad Chaudhry also shared a document stating the initiatives taken during the NCOC meeting session earlier today.

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) in a meeting held on Wednesday has decided to ease COVID-19 restrictions in 8 cities.

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Addressing the press conference alongside SAPM on health Dr Faisal Sultan, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that it has been decided to relax restrictions from October 1 (Friday) in eight cities where forty percent population aged fifteen and above have been vaccinated against the COVID-19.

These cities include Skardu, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi.

As per the new directives, indoor gatherings of three hundred people and outdoor gatherings of one thousand people are now being allowed in these cities.

In addition, the shrines and cinema halls are being opened in these cities for the fully vaccinated people.

 Asad Umar added that indoor restaurants and wedding halls in these cities will now also remained open seven days a week.

 

Saman Siddiqui

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