ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has announced that the coronavirus restrictions imposed by the government will be extended till April 13 amid the third wave of the virus.
Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar chaired a meeting on Saturday in which Pakistan’s coronavirus inoculation campaign during Ramazan was discussed.
The meeting decided that a detailed discussion and decision on non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) during Ramazan will take place on Monday. During the meeting, the government also decided to ban inter-provincial transport on weekends from today.
After surging in COVID-19 cases, the government had banned all kinds of indoor and outdoor gatherings as well as weddings. This includes all social, cultural, political, sports gatherings and other events. All kinds of indoor dining have been banned while outdoor dining has been permitted till 10: 00 pm.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), there were new coronavirus 5,139 cases and 100 deaths from the disease in the past day. Yesterday Pakistan reported 5,312 new cases and 5,329 a day earlier.