Partial lockdown to be observed on Eid holidays: DC

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Staff Reporter

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat said on Monday that there would be a partial lockdown in the federal capital during Eid-ul-Fitar holidays to contain further spread of novel coronavirus.

The administration has issued non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) ahead of Eid to curtail disease via reducing mobility, said Shafqaat. The order would come into force on May 8 and would remain enforced till May 16.

Talking to media, he said recreational spots/parks and travel nodes leading to tourist spots/picnic areas, tourist destinations like Murree, Galiyat, and Northern areas would be closed.

Force would be deployed at various tourist locations to ensure the implementation of anti-coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Similarly, all bazaars on chand raat would also be closed including mehndi, Jewelry/ornaments and clothing stalls etc, he maintained.

All kinds of inter-provincial, inter-city and intra-city public transport was banned to, from & within Islamabad.

The ban was not be applicable to private vehicles, taxis/cabs, rickshaws with 50% occupancy and medical/other emergency services transport, he clarified.

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