NCOC imposes new COVID restrictions; bans all indoor & outdoor gatherings

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Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has impose a new set of restrictions in the federal capital from September 4 till September 12 in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, who is also chairman of NCOC, gave a briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan about the new restrictions.

According to the NCOC, all indoor and outdoor gatherings and events have been banned in the city.

However, only outdoor wedding events are allowed to be organised with a maximum of 300 guests.

In addition to this, intercity public transport has been restricted in the cities having a high percentage of coronavirus cases. Indoor gyms will also remain closed.

In Punjab, the restrictions has been imposed in Lahore, Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Faisalabad, Bhakkar, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Multan, Bhawalpur, Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Sheikhupura.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the curbs have been imposed in Haripur, Malakand, Mansehra, Swabi, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Abbottabad and Peshawar.