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NCOC to relax Covid19 related restrictions in 8 cities from Friday

NCOC to relax Covid19 related restrictions in 8 cities

NCOC to relax Covid19 related restrictions in 8 cities from Friday.

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) made this decision at its meeting.

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar presided the meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday.

NCOC to relax Covid19 related restrictions in 8 cities

It decided to determine the COVID-19 related restrictions in cities on the basis of ratio of people vaccinated there.

Later, briefing the media persons, the Minister for Planning shared decision to relax restrictions from Friday.

Those eight cities witnessed vaccination of 40 percent population aged 15 and above against the disease.

These cities include Skardu, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi.

He said indoor gathering of 300 people and outdoor gathering of one thousand people are now being allowed in these cities.

In addition, the shrines and cinema halls are being opened in these cities for the fully vaccinated people.

He said indoor restaurants and wedding halls in these cities will now also remain opened seven days a week.

The Minister for Planning said other cities will continue to face previous restrictions by 15th of this month.

Dr. Faisal Sultan

Meanwhile, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan also spoke.

He said that the NCOC was taking process of vaccination forward successfully.

Furthermore, he said a total of twelve percent population across the country has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

He expressed hope that the vaccination will get further momentum in the month of October.

Dr Faisal Sultan said the vaccination has now also remained opened for those aged 12 and above in order to ensure uninterrupted functioning of the education sector.

He once again made it clear that the anti-Covid vaccine remains totally safe and carries no risks.

GTV

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