ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Tuesday said that the federal government has decided to ban all indoor restaurants due to a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases.
Addressing a presser alongside PM’s aide on health Dr. Faisal Sultan, he said, “Covid-19 cases are rapidly increasing and the government has decided to ban all indoor restaurants across the country”.
The planning minister said that the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan here in Islamabad has approved recommendations that were laid down by the state’s education minister regarding the closure of all educational institutions across the country from November 26.
“Decision to close schools was not easy one but lives of children are more important,” said Asad Umar and added that govt working on a mechanism for education to move it uninterrupted.
The planning minister also said that schools would reopen after winter vacations on January 11 by monitoring the Covid-19 situation.