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Islamabad reopens parks as COVID-19 cases decline

Indoor dining remains banned, while parks and pools will remain closed on weekends

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The authorities in Islamabad have reopened water parks, swimming pools, and amusement parks as the cases of the coronavirus gradually decline in the city.

The decision was announced by the federal capital’s district magistrate on Monday.

According to the official notification following protocols are to be followed:

  • 50% capacity to be ensured at all entertainment facilities
  • No indoor dining/food courts allowed
  • One-time occupancy for swimming pools
  • Regular chlorination of swimming pools
  • Social distancing to be ensured
  • Water parks, swimming pools, and amusement parks to be closed on weekends

Islamabad, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday have collectively reported 147 coronavirus cases and six deaths during the last 24 hours.

The region-wise breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths and new cases is as follows:

  • Islamabad: 79 cases, 3 deaths
  • AJK: 62 cases, 3 deaths
  • GB: 6 cases

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.