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Islamabad, 10 March: Educational institutions in seven cities of Punjab will close down for two weeks from March 15 amid spike in Covid-19 cases.


This was announced by Federal  Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday while addressing a news conference along with SAPM on health Dr Faisal Sultan in Islamabad after National Command and Control Centre meeting.


NCOC reviewed coronavirus situation at educational institutions. Mahmood said spring break will begin in the following cities and will continue till March 28.

  • Faisalabad
  • Gujranwala
  • Lahore
  • Gujrat
  • Multan
  • Rawalpindi
  • Sialkot

Minister added that the same decision will also apply to educational institutions in Islamabad and Muzaffarabad.


Strict compliance of Mask Wearing will continue. 50% work from home policy will be implemented on the discretion of federating units. However, it will be enforced in ICT with immediate effect. • Time limit of 10:00 PM on all commercial activities will be re-enforced with immediate effect, less essential services• 


Amusement Parks across the country will be closed at 6:00 PM. • Earlier decision of allowing indoor weddings, indoor dining and opening of cinemas and Shrines with effect from 15th March, 2021 has been withdrawn. 


However, outdoor dining and take away will continue to remain open as per previous practice. • Outdoor gatherings will continue to remain limited to a maximum of 300 individuals with strict enforcement of COVID -19 SOPs. • 


Review of all will be carried out on 12th April, 2021. The above mentioned decisions regarding NPIs are the base line decisions. Federating units are at liberty to impose stricter NPIs in selected Cities / Districts keeping in view the local disease trend / spread.

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