Friday October 15, 2021

NCOC Allows Businesses To Remain Open Seven Days a Week

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Friday announced to end a mandatory day-off of countrywide business activities in the wake of declining coronavirus cases and improved vaccination.

After an NCOC meeting, it was announced that the fresh non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) including abolishing a mandatory day off in a week would remain applicable between October 16 to 31.

The body overseeing the country’s response to the COVID-19 also decided to increase the number of guests attending a marriage ceremony to 300 from 200 previously while 500 people could attend the outdoor marriage functions in contrast to prior permission of 400.

The cinemas and shrines have also been opened for completely vaccinated people.

It was further announced that the NCOC would once again review the fresh ease in COVID restrictions on October 28 and urged the general public to get vaccinated while considering it a national duty.

Pakistan has registered 1,086 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, lifting the overall number of the cases to 1,262,771, National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said.

So far, 64,947,702 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine including 483,770 in last 24 hours. 34,809,848 people have been fully vaccinated while 510,705 received their second dose in the said period.

The number of total administered doses has reached 93,551,193 with 954,000 in the last 24 hours.

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