Matric, intermediate exams to be held after June 20: Read complete NCOC decisions


NCOC session was held on 19 May under chairmanship of Mr Asad Umar and Co-chaired by Lt General Hamood uz Zeman Khan.

SAPM Health, Sindh Health Minister and Chief Secretaries of all Federating Units attended the session via video link.

A detailed review of disease prevalence in country and corresponding NPIs was taken.

Following important decision regarding NPIs were taken after extensive deliberation:

Sectors Opening from 24 May 21

  1. Outdoor Restaurants will be opened daily till 23:59 hours. Takeaways allowed 24/7.
  2. Opening of Toursim sector under Stringent COVID Protocol. Separate instructions being issued.
  3. Opening of education institutes in districts with less than 5% positivity (Staggered opening) Sectors

Sectors opening After 1 June 21 (Subject to review on 27May)

  1. Outdoor marriage ceremonies with max 150 Individuals will be allowed from 1 June 21.
  2. Staggered Opening of education sector from 7 June (other than those opened from 24 May)

Closures of following to continue till further Review;

  1. Shrines
  2. Cinemas
  3. Indoor Dining
  4. Indoor Gyms
  5. Amusement Parks (however, walking / jogging tracks will remain open with strict adherence of COVID SOPs)
  6. Complete ban on contact sports, festivals, cultural and other events
  7. Ban on all types of indoor/outdoor gatherings (cultural, musical/religious/miscellaneous events)
  8. Ban on inter Provincial Public Transport for two closed days (Sat / Sun) wef 22 May 21

Miscellaneous Decisions:

  1. Compliance to compulsory mask-wearing while incorporating innovative measures for enforcement
  2. Implementation of broader lockdowns with stringent enforcement protocols based on risk assessment
  3. Continuation of current in-bound and Land Border till further orders
  4. Gadani and Misri Shah Industry will be re-opened from 20 May 2021
  5. Elective Surgeries will be reopened from 1 June
  6. All SSC / HSSC exams will be held after 20 June 21. Whereas, conduct of all professional / Non-Professional exams will take place on case-to-case basis as recommended by Ministry of Education.

Sectors Already allowed on 17 May

  1. Resumption of normal Office Working Hours with 50% strength (50% Work from Home)
  2. Resumption of Market activities with closure by 08:00 pm (less essential services including export related sector)
  3. Public transport with 50% Capacity
  4. Railways to operate with 70% occupancy
  5. 2x days as closed days during a week

Detailed Review of NPIs will be carried out on 27 May and 7 June 21 respectively.

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