Islamabad relaxes coronavirus restrictions after decline in cases

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Islamabad administration has issued a notification following yesterday’s National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) meeting reviewing the coronavirus situation in the country.

The notification issued by the Islamabad administration says that SOPs have been changed due to reduction in coronavirus cases.

NCOC had decided to allow opening mausoleums, cinema halls and indoor weddings from March 15; however, Coronavirus SOPs must be strictly followed in these places.

In addition, it was decided to increase the number of spectators allowed in PSL matches; from 20% to 50% of stadium capacity. In the group stage, 50% spectators will be allowed to watch the match in the stadium, while in play-off matches, stadiums will be at full capacity with strict adherence to coronavirus SOPs.

Restrictions on opening hours of shopping areas and parks and the requirement for 50% staff to work from home have also been withdrawn, but SOPs including face masks and social distancing will continue to be implemented.