PSL-7: NCOC allows PCB to conduct Lahore matches with 50% capacity

PSL-7: NCOC allows PCB to conduct Lahore matches with 50% capacity

Islamabad (Web Desk): National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Monday allowed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to conduct Pakistan Super League (PSL) Lahore matches with 50% capacity for fully vaccinated spectators till February 15.

According to a statement, the meeting chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in Islamabad on Monday decided that 50% fully vaccinated spectators will be allowed till February 15 and from February 16, 100% fully vaccinated fans will be allowed at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium.

Children under 12 years of age will also be allowed to watch the matches.

The NCOC had permitted the PCB to fill the stadium at 25% capacity during the Karachi leg and barred children under 12 from the stadium. The PCB received flak for banning children from watching cricket at the stadium.

The forum abolished from tomorrow Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for inbound passengers on arrival at Pakistan’s all airports with effect from February 8.

However, the test will be continued for deportees from foreign countries and for non-vaccinated individuals arriving from land border terminals.

On the other hand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,463,111 on Monday after 3,338 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

As per the NCOC data, 44, 779 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 7.45 %.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 29,516 with 38 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,344,403 after another 4,905 virus recoveries were reported.