Residents put on protecting facemasks as a prevention measure in opposition to the COVID-19 coronavirus at a market in Quetta on February 27, 2020. — Picture: AFP

Because the variety of COVID-19 instances continues to rise within the nation, exerting strain on the healthcare system, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday mentioned that restrictions will now be prolonged to 27 cities of the nation.

The NCOC mentioned that contemplating the state of affairs, the scope of the implementation of the SOPs has been prolonged to 27 cities of the nation. Beforehand, these SOPs have been solely relevant to 13 cities.

As per the foundations, all industrial actions — aside from important companies — shall be closed by 8pm. Equally, there shall be two secure days every week, which signifies that markets will stay closed twice per week. Nonetheless, it will likely be as much as the provinces to determine which days can be thought-about secure days.

Indoor eating will stay banned throughout the nation, whereas outside eating will solely be allowed till 10pm every day. In the meantime, restaurant takeaway and supply companies will proceed to function 24/7.

As for marriage ceremony features, indoor weddings shall be fully banned, whereas outside marriage ceremony occasions shall be allowed with a most restrict of 300 company. Outside occasions must be wound up by 10pm.

Shrines and cinema halls will stay closed, whereas video games reminiscent of boxing, martial arts, rugby, water polo, kabaddi, and wrestling will even be banned.

Indoor gyms will stay open to solely absolutely vaccinated people, the NCOC mentioned.

As per the earlier SOPs, all private and non-private workplaces will proceed to function at a 50% capability. Equally, public transport will even operate at a 50% capability.

Alternatively, railway companies shall be allowed to function at a 70% capability.

Leisure parks and swimming swimming pools will stay closed, whereas public parks will stay open however folks coming into these parks must comply with the SOPs strictly.

The NCOC mentioned academic establishments will function at a 50% capability thrice per week.

The physique mentioned that it’s going to evaluate the SOPs on September 13. 

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