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(Update 3 weeks ago)

Islamabad, May 30: Nationwide Lockdown to take effect in Pakistan from 8th to 16th of May to curb alarmingly growing cases of Coronavirus.


The NCOC announced on Thursday a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" strategy from May 8 to May 16, aimed at controlling the movement of people, including during the Eidul Fitr holidays.


According to the NCOC:


  • Eid holidays will be from May 10 to May 15.
  • Comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be issued for Youm-e-Ali, Aitekaf, Shab-e-Qadar, Juma-tul-Wida, and Eid prayers by May 1.
  • All markets, businesses, and shops will remain closed except for essential services.
  • Chaand Raat bazaars will be banned.
  • There will be a complete ban on tourism and routes leading to tourist destinations will be closed.
  • Inter-provincial, inter-city, and intra-city public transport will be banned; private vehicles to operate with 50 per cent capacity.
  • Media channels will broadcast special Eid Holiday packages.

National Command and Operation Centre recommends curtailing inbound international flights from 5th to 20th of May

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