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NCOC announces lifting additional Covid-19 restrictions in 18 districts of KP, Punjab and Islamabad

NCOC announces lifting additional Covid-19 restrictions in 18 districts of KP, Punjab, and Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Development, Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar made an announcement on Tuesday about the lifting of additional non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in 18 of 24 districts where the restrictions were imposed earlier this month amid high coronavirus prevalence.

The decision had been taken after a decline was observed in coronavirus cases in the said districts.

However, in six districts — Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Sargodha, and Bannu — where the prevalence of Covid-19 remained comparatively high, additional restrictions would remain till September 15 but with some changes.

Covid-19 restrictions elsewhere in the country were being extended till September 30, the deadline for eligible individuals to get fully vaccinated announced Asad Umer.

Changes in Covid restrictions are as follows:

  • Intercity transport allowed with 50pc occupancy
  • Schools to reopen with 50pc attendance
  • Outdoor dining allowed until midnight
  • Gyms and amusement parks to open for fully vaccinated citizens
  • Restriction lifted on outdoor gatherings of up to 400 guests

Saman Siddiqui

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.

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