Pakistan partially shuts down following increased COVID-19 cases: Imran Khan’s government plans to curb it: World news

Pakistan resumed partial lockdown on Wednesday as coronavirus COVID-19 cases increased. The government, led by Imran Khan, has introduced several steps to contain the deadly virus.

In accordance with the order of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), it has requested the closure from October 29 (Thursday) until further notice.

Depending on your order, shopping malls, markets, wedding halls, and restaurants close at 10pm. Parks and recreation areas close several hours early at 6pm. It was mandatory to wear a mask.

The order said, “Because of the steadily increasing positive and disease prevalence rates over the past two weeks, NCOC has decided to implement the following NPIs in regions/city (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad) with a positive rate of 2% or higher. , Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur Peshawar, Quetta, etc.). “

Mandatory wearing of masks is strictly enforced in enclosed spaces (indoor public transport, outdoor crowded environments such as markets and bus platforms, train stations, etc.). Extensive base SLD implementation is also performed in the hotspot area.

“At 2200 hours, we close all commercial activities such as markets, shopping malls, wedding halls, restaurants, etc. (excluding essential services, medical stores/clinics/hospitals, etc.). The amusement/public park is closed until 1800 hours every day.”

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