Islamabad: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to ban inter-provincial transport for two days, on Saturday and Sunday, with effect from April 10, it announced on Sunday.
The restriction will last till April 25, it further added.
“Goods, freight, medical and other emergency services will be exempted from the ban,” according to the NCOC.
“Railway to continue to operate seven days a week with 70 per cent occupancy. Ban will be reviewed on 10 April 2021 by NCOC,” it added.
On Friday, the provincial taskforce on Covid-19 in Sindh decided to approach the NCOC, seeking a two-week ban on interprovincial transport.
This was decided during a meeting presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah – a day after he renewed the call for a ban on inter-city bus transport – to restrict people from travelling to the province and flatten the virus curve.